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    Question Herniated disc in thoracic spine (T5). Pinched nerve regularly. What to do?

    Hey guys,

    I've made X-Ray some time which confirmed herniated disc in mid back region around T4-T5.

    Most of the time situation is following: I go to the gym regularly and at some point have stiffness in my mid back and traps. I ask my wife all the time to massage it especially traps, during the day I'm constantly stretching and cracking my back because of stiffness and tense muscles near the spine.

    Then at some point pinched nerve happens - sharp pain in mid back, which goes to ribs a bit and makes it painful to breath full: once it happened when I was getting out of car, other time I just get out of bed in the morning and lately I was scrapping ice of a car with active movements and then BAM sharp pain, same old story.

    Then I have to take time off the gym while pain goes away. I take some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory tablets (Meloxicam) for 1-3 days. Move on.

    I skipped the gym for last 3 years and didn't have single time of this problem happening, yes I've had stiff back and traps, but never pinched nerve. So every time I work back it happens.

    Any recommendations you guys can give me, because I'm starting to afraid going to the gym. What can help in my situation?
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    Pinched nerves in most occasions heal on their own.
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    Originally Posted by JontheAtheist View Post
    Pinched nerves in most occasions heal on their own.
    Anything I can do to prevent it in first place?
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    Originally Posted by Mak1n View Post
    Hey guys,

    I've made X-Ray some time which confirmed herniated disc in mid back region around T4-T5.

    Most of the time situation is following: I go to the gym regularly and at some point have stiffness in my mid back and traps. I ask my wife all the time to massage it especially traps, during the day I'm constantly stretching and cracking my back because of stiffness and tense muscles near the spine.

    Then at some point pinched nerve happens - sharp pain in mid back, which goes to ribs a bit and makes it painful to breath full: once it happened when I was getting out of car, other time I just get out of bed in the morning and lately I was scrapping ice of a car with active movements and then BAM sharp pain, same old story.

    Then I have to take time off the gym while pain goes away. I take some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory tablets (Meloxicam) for 1-3 days. Move on.

    I skipped the gym for last 3 years and didn't have single time of this problem happening, yes I've had stiff back and traps, but never pinched nerve. So every time I work back it happens.

    Any recommendations you guys can give me, because I'm starting to afraid going to the gym. What can help in my situation?
    Basically there is two different types of "tight" / "stiff" muscles, those what are really tight cause of over overworked, and those what are so weak and fighting so damn hard to keep your posture in neutral way. Most common unrecognized problem by PTs is the problem with "tight" upper traps, most of the time they tell you to massage this region, stretch it and strenghten your lower traps which is wrong. It's completly opposite, especially if you feel that massage helps only for a moment but after it gets worse. Instead of massage your mid and upper back, just strenghten it by shrugs, and improve upward rotation, in that case landmine press would be a good choice, and over head carry, it will also give you a lot of stability to your shoulders.
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