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Anyone Recover from Stiff Neck/Pinched Nerve?

Anybody else had pinched nerve in the neck from heavy lifting and did your strength come back and how soon?

Woke up one day with a stiff neck. Didn’t think much of it until I got to the gym and tried bench press. My right arm just stayed there like the muscled weren’t engaging. Was pretty scary. The next day my neck was killing me and the pain radiating down my right arm with a dull ache. Found out I had a pinched nerve at the top of the spine. Feels locked and tight but the pain is easing. Really worried about permanent damage. Has anyone else this and how was your recovery?

Hi,I actually had a pinched nerve last year.I went to see my osteopath and it was fixed.It took about 2-3 days after the treatment which was one time to be 100% but after that i was good as new.No loss of strength or limiting factors.Hope this helps.Good luck.

@hauser
Literally same scenario here pinched nerve right between c7-t1 disk where the neck kind of ends and shoulders begin couldn’t raise my arms above shoulder level or turn my head I was in so much pain.

Went to chiropractor next day got xrayed followed up day after for an adjustment and saw my sharp pinching pain literally vanish. Was sore for about a week as I continued going for more adjustments every day but pain free and no impact on max weight so far.