(Closed) Pinched nerve

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh.  That sucks.  I have a bulging disc in my cervical spine and every now and then I get a muscle spasm.  I literally cannot turn my head to the left AT ALL when this happens.  I can’t look all the way up or down either.  Basically it ends up looking like I’m doing the robot 🙁

I usually take ibuprofen & lay down with a heating pad on my pillow… but it sounds like you’ve kind of already tried that.  Other than letting a few days pass while my muscle releases, I can’t really do anything about it. 

Sorry I don’t have better advice for you, just wanted you to know you aren’t alone!  Hope you feel better soon!  Oh- after the tylenol wears off, try taking something that is an anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc).  Good luck!

Post # 4
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ice pack will help, put it on for 15 minutes. I go see an Osteopath for mine and he has helped alot.

Post # 5
3942 posts
Honey bee

I had one in my neck years ago and I was in soooo much pain. I think you should keep calling your DR until you can reach someone, or maybe go to a walk in clinic. I had to wear a neck brace and a sling for a few weeks and take some meds.

Post # 6
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had one in my lower back and sometimes it spasms and really only rest and ice for the first day or two then heat help.  The ice brings down the swelling and I’d suggest an anti inflamatory like Aleve or Advil over Tylenol which I dont think works on inflamation… but I could be wrong.  Good luck! 

Post # 7
47 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can totally see where you are coming from – I also have bulging discs and pinched nerve and it is very painful!!  My suggestion to you is a lot of rest!  There are also pressure points my acupuncturer suggested but it may be best for you to see one yourself to find the best pressure point to work for you.  If you cannot reach your doctor, I highly suggest seeing a acupuncturer or a message therapist!  Hope this helps!

Post # 8
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@anotherbee:  Something similar had happened to FH last year and we ended up going to the ER. Turns out there is a “sheath” that covers your carotid artery and his was inflammed. They prescribed some naproxen and that was about it.

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