Pinched Nerve

Elvis Presley
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2011/04/06 23:27:21 (permalink)

Pinched Nerve

If one has a pinched nerve and is happy is live with the pain, can one just train and live through it. Will it do any damage in the future or is it just a message of pain being sent to the brain with the nerve and nerve tissue being aggravated.
I have pain in my shoulder and have been told that my front Delt is so developed that it might be pressing on the nerve and the 'expert' tells me "If I was you sir, I'd just keep on training if your happy to accept the pain" which I am.
He also said that it wouldn't really cause any further problems or get worse.
I'd like some testimonies from MT members as it is always useful to hear from people that been down these roads themselves.

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    Re:Pinched Nerve 2011/04/07 10:02:06 (permalink)
    I can't say that I've had this problem but as far as I know it's not possible for your delt muscle to hit a nerve from being over developed, I'm open to correction but that seems ridiculous. A pinched nerve is pain from a nerve being compressed in your spinal column. It may be possible that your front delt is too developed relative to your rear delt thus causing shoulder rounding this puts stress on the discs in your back causing them to be pulled out of alignment and hit a nerve. The pain from a pinched nerve is a symptom of an underlying problem which should be attended top medically. I would avoid heavy training until you are recovered, to avoid causing yourself a much more serious injury. I'm also wondering if the expert you mentioned is a doctor? Or any member of the medical profession because  that does not sound like legitimate medical advice. I hope this essay helps you man and once again I'm open to correction.
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    Re:Pinched Nerve 2011/04/07 10:48:51 (permalink)
    Hi Elvis, I often wonder the same (bulging disc causing sciatica) but I think it's better to tread carefully with these things. 
    An example I can think of (although extreme) is the wrestler Paul Orndorff - he got a neck injury that caused nerve damage which led to an attrofied (sp?) arm - he kept training and working through it (due to the massive amount of money he was getting at the time as a WWF headliner) and the arm never recovered.
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