Well, I'm done for the season. This makes me so sad I hurt myself at work. I have a herniated disc that happens to be pinching the main nerve in my left arm called the ulna (sp?) nerve. It's constantly numb and I feel electricity going through it down to my fingers. My trapeezia and neck hurt the most, but the numbness is the most annoying.
I start physio today, will keep it updated on the sitch, maybe I can still end up salvageing the season...
FWIW here's my 2 cents, I herniated my lower back L-4 while wakeboarding. Talk about "Electric shock", you said your pain was in the arm, my pain ran down the whole side of my leg and back. Thought I was going to have to back surgery to get well. However, after just resting it, no wake, snow or skate and just going to PT it's all good now! It took about 4-6 months to feel like I was going to recover. Swear nothing happens for about 3 months. I even had a temporary handicap parking placard, it was that bad! So, hang in there, I hope you make a full recovery...
I went for physio this morning (braved the snowstorm lol) and the assessment went well. Since I already had preplanned a couple days off next week for snowboarding, I'll be doing physio instead. It will take about 4-6 weeks of recovery if I keep up with physio, which I really want to do.
First step: to relieve the nerve
Rich, that sounds crazy! I'm glad you're better now :d
And Bseracka, I really don't want to risk making this injury worse. This happened at work and I need to get back to it ASAP.
Sorry to hear that, Optikal. Hope you heal up soon!
I herniated two lumbar discs a couple seasons ago. Ugh the pain! I actually rode with them (not advisable) until my back said in no uncertain terms, no mas.
Had visits to the chiro daily but was still in excruciating pain. Something that really helped me get to the other side of it was the inversion table (which I already had). Apparently the weight of the skull and scapulas creates the ideal "pull" in order for the discs to be sucked back into place. You might want to consider it and/or talk to your physio person about it.
Wishes for a speedy recovery! Oh - I was back out riding after the worst of it. I felt sketchy about being on a board but managed well enough. Hope you can get back out there soon!