Apparently I have a pinched nerve in my neck. It's impossible to sleep because my arm throbs and burns all night all the way down to my thumb. I'm seeing an ortho/neuro doc. So far, he's given me meds that don't work for shit. Even worse, I have diminished strength in my left arm. When I hold something in front of me, I can't lift it up with my wrist- it just hangs limp.
Has anyone experienced this? and if so have you used any alternative remedies? Did it resolve itself eventually, or were you left with some permanant deficit?
BTW, I'm 37 yrs old, and have been lifting for 25 yrs. I can't really remember having any traumatic injury, but I do tend to overtrain.