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Pinched neck nerves

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by furface, Jul 28, 2007.

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  1. furface

    furface Member

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    Has anyone got this from shooting like me? Any solutions without quiting shooting trap?? thanks, Joe
     
  2. jnoemanh

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    See your doc. Pinched neck nerves are often caused by arthritis and some anti-inflammatory meds plus simple exercises can make a world of difference. This is a job for an MD and physical therapist, not a chiropracter.
     
  3. doc boc

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    Back in '92 i herniated a disc in my neck. Put me out of practice for 2 years and out of shooting for 5. Traction worked best, I had several injections in my neck which helped but didn't last. I take an anti inflamatory every day for some 10 yrs. I've put pfs on my gun and shoot light weight high velocity loads . Recently I've been shooting my spacegun. it's the kindest gun on my neck. Had to cut back on doubles and sporting clays.

    You should speak to your MD about pt and drugs. get a pfs for your gun and save money on lead. living with cervical neuralga for some 15 years, I have gain much information. Happy to help if i can
    doc
     
  4. ChetH

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    Furface,

    I had a pinched nerve in my neck a few years ago. It caused tingling in my left hand and arm. I was lucky that the only time it didn't seem to bother me was when I was shooting.

    I finally went to a chiroprator, he was able to make it go away. The down side to seeing one is that once you start you may never be able to stop.

    I also had my internist look at it. He sent me for some sort of nerve test that involved putting some electical stimulation in my shoulder and seeing if my hand twitched. It didn't really hurt, but it was very odd. He did this to determine if I had any nerve damage.

    My guess is that my internist would have sent me to physical therapy. I think the outcome would have been the same and my insurance would have covered it.

    So, my advice is talk to you family doctor about physical therapy, and if that doesn't work, try a chiro.

    chet
     
  5. furface

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    Thanks you all, I'm waiting on catscan results. I stopped gripping the forend hoping that would help. I shoot 7/8oz most of the time in a 1100 or a Citori Plus with a Timney shock tube. I realize now how much time the sport consumed, boy do I miss it.Joe
     
  6. shotgunfun

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    Gosh, being married to a chiropractor on here is like being married to or being an attorney!

    I will tell you this, for the gentleman hurting. As with ALL professionals.....there are differences. Do your research.......talk to people in your area that see chiropractors and find one that has been in business for a while. Ask QUESTIONS. that is with ANY health care professional. Chiropractors are specialists, too for those who don't know. They study everything medical doctors do up to the drug therapy part.......and they study MORE anatomy instead. thought you might find that interesting. I did 28 years ago when I married my hubby and helped him study through school.

    If you are headed to the Grand....talk to Liz Christensen too. She does messages and many times that is a huge help!

    my 2 cents worth. I realize some will discount it drastically........but that is their opinion and they have that right. I will ADD.... I am glad my hubby has helped the thousands he has since he has been in business over 25 years and happy and proud of the several thousands his family has helped in the 3 generations of chiropractors the family has had. (that's right, he is a third generation chiropractor) Many people would have been in a great deal of pain with several types of health conditions without them.

    If I knew where you were located I am sure he could refer you to a qualified doctor.

    Praying you will feel better soon......

    Lorna Hull
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    Furface

    Are you sure you got it from shooting trap? I have some severe nerve impingements in the c-spine and it's due to some degenerative disk issues and, while it seriously affects my shooting, it was not likely caused by it. Surgery has been recommended, but I'm waiting for a less intrusive procedure to be developed. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatories have helped some, over the years. Also a bit of physical therapy has done some good. I consulted a chiropractor and he was unable to help much. Sometimes they can do a world of good and sometimes not.
     
  8. revsublime

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    in re: to chiro's & the need to keep seeing them.

    Do you see your MD only once and hope that lasts the rest of your life? Dentist? Car mechanic?

    Face it...good health comes from REGULAR visits. ESPECIALLY when dealing with the spine. Something goes wrong with your spine you can expect to see problems pop up that are "seemingly" unrelated. The central core to your body may be the most important part to keep in "normalacy", and you wont get that from pain killers and muscle relaxers.
     
  9. darr

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    I just had my spine fused between c3 and c4 2 weeks ago.My disc had pushed all of the fluid from my spinal cord and could of actually cut it.The reason I went to the Dr. was I was losing my balance and had weekness in my hands.I hate going to the Dr. but I am glad I did.This condition could have led to paralysis.If you have not had a MRI of your cervical spine you might want to ask your Dr. about it.The surgery was really not that bad.I had it on Monday morning and was out of the hospital Tuesday morning.Dr. says no shooting for 3 months.My vertabrae should be fused to the bonegraph that replaced the damaged disc by then.Right now a titanium plate and screws are holding it all together.
    Anyway I feel your pain Lol.I would suggest a neurologist not a chiropractor to deal with this problem.I know how frustrating neck and back problems can be.Being a farmer I need my back everyday.Good luck to you and do what you have to to recover from this.

    Darr Wilson
     
  10. Dove Commander

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    Furface, I had the same thing, or at least thought it was a shoulder problem. It ended up being a damaged disk in my neck which will eventually require some surgery. Quackshot is right. It may not have been caused by shooting. Mine was probably an from early football or construction injury. See a doctor. Mine is managed by exercising and a great massage therapist. Time complicates the correction if not dealt with now. Good luck.

    ps: I bought a PFS. They are amazing recoil reducers. Should have done it years ago. I have a Stocklock too, but the PFS seams to eliminate recoil best.
     
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