Showing posts with label Shoulder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shoulder. Show all posts

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pan Seared Salmon...and Pinched Nerve!

I seem to have been MIA for the last two days...and actually I was. Did any of you experience a pinched nerve in the neck, back, shoulders? Well, I do not wish the excruciating pain on my worse enemy. (don't have one, luckily)
I woke up two days ago with tingling, numbness on my shoulder, only to find out later in the day that my arm, hurts so bad, and my shoulder feels, like someone punched me in the arm. a stabbing pain, that went down to my forearm, on the right side. I immediately went to my chiropractor, who is also a physical therapist, and he said the it is cause by a pinched nerve on my neck that went down to my shoulder. I could not move my arm, or lift it, could barely drive my car, just with the left hand, which was not the problem, but putting the car into park, or taking the key out of the ignition was even painful.
Here's a little bit of info I found online about pinched nerve, which does make a lot of sense. This afternoon I'm at least able to use my hand...arm is still "frozen"...numb...good thing I have my son, and family near by, granddaughter helping with the seared salmon. I can't wait to go back home to recuperate!...pretty weird, and scary...never had this happen to me before!

Pinched Nerve In Shoulder

Typically, pinched nerve in shoulder occurs when too much pressure is applied to the shoulder nerve by the surrounding tissue, such as cartilage, tendons, bones and muscles.Symptoms include muscle weakness, numbness, pain and a tingling sensation that radiates along the shoulders and into the neck or spine. While pinched nerves may occur anywhere in the body, they most commonly affect the neck, shoulder and lower back.
A pinched nerve in shoulder can cause debilitating pain. It can seemingly come from out of nowhere, waking you up from a night's sleep, or it can be the result of an accident or sports injury. In many cases, a pinched nerve results in severe pain and disability in the shoulder and upper arm. After treating the pain with moist heat, consult your physician. Exercise therapy is one of the first courses of treatment.

I am so sorry if I haven't commented back on your blogs...it's just that I even went to bed last night at 9:00PM taking 2 Ibuprofen, which knocked me right out for 10 straight hours. Just could not get myself to the computer until now, and will comment back as soon as I'm able to. I do appreciate your kind comments, and I thank you for accepting the 7 Link challenge, to round up your favorites.
Hugs,
Elisabeth