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Pinched nerve in shoulder


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For the past couple days, I've been experiencing shoulder problems (specifically, my left shoulder). Along with limited ROM, extremely reduced strength, and pain when moving the joint, I have this weird tingling/numb sensation that travels down through my elbow and into my hand.

After a bit of reading, I've self-diagnosed this as a pinched C5 nerve. I plan on going to the chiropractor within the week, but in the mean time, does anybody have any advice/suggestions to help with my recovery? I've never had an injury like this (plenty of shoulder problems, but nothing like this), and I don't want to do anything that will hamper my progress. I'm currently training for a powerlifting meet in July, so I need to get back on track as quick as possible.

Any rehab exercises, or ideas for work-arounds in the gym would be greatly appreciated.