Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By MuscleScience

Thread: C5-C6 herniated on C6 nerve

  1. #1
    Seamac is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    4

    C5-C6 herniated on C6 nerve

    So this is what they said when I went to ER yesterday. Was doing shoulder press when felt sharp pain in neck. Instant pain through shoulder and down arm. Thumb and index finger pretty numb. Had similar problems with L5 years ago with it on sciatica nerve. Similar pain. Have tried chiropractor when I first noticed discomfort about a month ago. Was wondering, should I just quit lifting period until an MRI is done?

  2. #2
    Mr.BB's Avatar
    Mr.BB is online now MONITOR
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    HOME
    Posts
    5,885
    Yes, you should stop lifting till the problem is solved.

    But, you had an injury same spot a month ago and continued lifting heavy? What did the chiro said?

  3. #3
    Seamac is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    4
    I actually cut weight by 50% once it seemed alleviated. He was going to set me up with MRI until things started getting better. Unfortunately I jumped the gun too soon going back to lifting even at 50% cut back. Pain is so bad this time I am going straight to ortho that fused my L5-S1. Hopefully get cortisone treatment.

  4. #4
    MuscleScience's Avatar
    MuscleScience is online now AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Gainz Ville
    Posts
    8,703
    Blog Entries
    5
    You need to stop asap, if you damage that nerve to badly you may lose some or all of its function. I had a patient that herniated a disc at l5-s1. Had and epidural done and felt no pain after that obviously and went back to heavy lifting against the advice of his MD. Ended up damaging the nerves so bad that he lost feeling to his pelvis, had emergency surgery. Unfortunately the damage was too severe. At that point there was not much I could do to help. I feel that if you have an epidural, you should engage in zero high risk activity for 3 months. Which includes lifting weights.
    Seamac likes this.

  5. #5
    Seamac is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    4
    Going to see ortho on Friday. Will update after that. Have not lifted anything since Sunday. Pain going down arm is pretty severe.

  6. #6
    DHew's Avatar
    DHew is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    928
    But how much were you shoulder pressing bro?

  7. #7
    Quester's Avatar
    Quester is online now Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    95 South, I-10 East
    Posts
    694
    Get a refereal to do a nerve induction test. Also, you may consider never doing straight bar military presses again.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •