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Numbness/Tingling Sensation


#1

For the past year I've experienced a tingling sensation in my upper back near my spine. It's located right between my shoulder blades on what feels like my spinal erectors. I'm not sure if I have a pinched nerve or what but it's really starting to worry me because I'm also experiencing some numbness in my middle and ring finger on my right hand. I visited the chiropractor a few times last year but that did absolutely nothing for my symptoms. Anyone else experience something similar. Will it ever go away.


#2

do you notice it consistently through your training week? or is it worse as inflammation from stress sets in?


#3

Normally, if I'm lying down I don't feel it but when I get up and start walking around it comes back. It usually feels the worst right after a long day at work.


#4

what about injuries to that area?


#5

If the chiropractor didn't help, I would suggest a neurosurgeon. I would for sure get it checked out before something major happens.


#6

I had the exact same thing. It was a tad lower than my shoulder blades, but the numbness and tingling are spot-on descriptions. I started feeling it after a week in the field with body armour on. I ignored it, and it went away after a few weeks.