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Severely Bruised Ribs with Popping Noise Heard

So I bruised my left side lower ribs and pinched a nerve by my c7, t1 in spine.

Getting chiropractic manipulation to help with the neck/shoulder issues but they reccomend 2 weeks off of lifting anything at all then going back light.

Don’t want to lose muscle gains what can I do safely that will minimally impact these conditions but allow me to workout some. Or any tips on stretches or home style remedies I can try to ease the pain I feel during breathibg/coughing/laughing/hicuping /standing/sitting/laying etc.

I’m open to all suggestions and advice.