Physio/Chiro/Doctor all say to stop working out

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  1. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    I have a injured c3/c4/c5 nerve that is irritated/losing function

    Any sort of upper body workout will trigger deep muscle aches that keep me from sleeping at night, not only this, my left side compensates for the damage by using the incorrect muscles for exercises, causing extreme muscular imbalance

    I used to look like this a year and a half ago after a bulk

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    I have lost about 70pounds in all my major compound exercises.
    I am getting fatter and all I can do is eat healthy and do cardio while my muscles waste away

    I have been told strictly to not workout until this is healed.

    Any advice guys?
    Anyone went through anything similar?
    What did you do to fix yourself?

    I am so fucking sick of this and want to be at the gym 100% again
    not riding a goddamn bike and doing stretching exercises

    :greddy:
     
  2. noogles

    noogles OT Supporter

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    man that sucks. but if they all suggest you take some time out for a bit i'd listen to them.
     
  3. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    Yeah...I know...
    I've been takin it easy for like half a year now and was recently told flat out to just stop completely by 3 sources.

    im so fuckin pissed off lol
     
  4. noogles

    noogles OT Supporter

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    what caused the injury?
     
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    Fachh New Member

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    can't pinpoint it

    but I know I felt different after getting rear ended/2 concussions in rugby/various rugby injuries that I sorta just ignored and kept going

    I think that is it but I am not completely sure
     
  6. MaineSucks

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    quit bein a pussy and squat
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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  8. Fachh

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    yeah i'll keep doing that
    my left shoulder can't even touch my back from muscular imbalances
    ill just squat till my left side is completely worthless
     
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    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    Rub some dirt on it :squint:
     
  10. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    That seriously sucks dude, but does as they say. DO NOT fuck up your back because you are axious, if you fuck up that's it. Take the break, do what they recommend and at least take comfort you can lift again in the future.
     
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    thats the spirit
     
  12. Marix

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    Then just stop.

    Maybe you should trust your medical professionals I'm sure people will say "well, xxx was told HE would never lift again, and he's just fine." But, this is YOU that we are talking about. It's YOUR back and YOUR life that could fuck up if you hurt yourself.

    I say take a rest for as long as it takes - even if it is a matter of years. Better to be small and weak and ABLE to get bigger. You'll be able to start lifting and eating again and get back what you lost. If you end up totally fucking your back then you're stuck for good. Is carrying a bit of extra muscle more important to you?
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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  14. evolude

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    uhh... i'd take a break and take up something else... the injury sounds severe
     
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    milk an squatz
     
  16. Fachh

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    yeah I plan to break

    was just wondering if anyone experience something similar
     
  17. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    can you do squats and deadlifts? Just stop doing upper body
     
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    Can you see an orthopedic surgeon or a sports specialist type doctor?

    when I had several arm injuries from baseball i went to an orthopedic surgeon who really helped explain what was wrong with me, as well as a rehab guy who was great at strengthening the weaker points in my arm so i was able to throw again
     
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    that's a serious injury, you should listen to the professionals

    although you can't lift or do any hard exercising, stick to isometrics so it at least feels like you are doing something
     
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    Where do you live? Can you go to a doctor/surgeon for a pro football team?
     
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    Sorry to hear about this man.

    I know when I messed up my lower-lumbar ligament in my back it sucked. I don't think my injury was nearly as severe as yours, but I was in bed for a couple weeks and had to take a good months off of the gym and it couldn't stand it.

    I would stay away from the gym for now, and get into some physical therapy session. If you're smart, you should still be able to be in the gym. I would just stay away from deads, squats, rows, and other stuff that might put a lot of stress on your back.
     
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    what does an orthopedic surgeon do?
     
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    Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics, see below) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons address most musculoskeletal ailments including arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities using both surgical and non-surgical means.

    :dunno: wikipedia'd
     
  24. Fachh

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    yeah I just looked at the same article hehe and searched for some in my area

    any tips on how to find a good one?

    any tips in general on finding a good physio/chiro/whatever?

    ive been to a couple and the physio I have now is pretty good but sometimes I feel they arn't helping me as much as they could

    advice?
     
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    can you give me a good isometric workout?
     
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