[quote]Joe Brook wrote:
Ok I saw the sports therapist today, I am very happy with how it went.
She said that the bag I was carrying had stretched my brachial plexus, which didn’t enable the nerves to innovate the muscles in the right side of my torso.
This is why my right arm grew an inch bigger than the other, and why my right deltoid became stronger than my left, because they were making up for the lack of action from the torso muscles.
The weight of the bag over a period of time had also stretched my shoulder out of place. She said I need to activate the muscles around my clavicle to help pull it back up into place, she will help me with this next time I see her.
My right shoulder is about half an inch lower than my left, it was worse. However, this isn’t soley due to the fact it was pulled down.
The left trapezius and the whole of my left torso is very tight, making up for the complete relaxed state of the right side. That pulls the left shoulder up more than the right, so that coupled with the fact my right shoulder has been stretched down, results in the half inch difference between shoulder levels.
That is also plays part in why I feel my left pec/back more than my right, because they are already very tight. So when I yawn/shiver etc. my left one is pulled on even more by the neck muscles, and my right one is hardly pulled at all because the neck muscles had been stretched by the back and the nerves were not as active.
She performed traction on the 6 vertebrae of my cervical spine to free them up, she said there will be 2 or 3 left to free up next time which she will do to help the nerves activate the muscles on my right side.
OKAY, so thats the problem, I’m really glad it’s been pointed out finally, now I just need to fix it. With her help and some knowledge i’ll try to pick up myself.
What do you guys think?
Excellent stuff - as a sports therapist i can tell she really really knows what she is doing, a diagnosis like that is extremely complicated. I did think nervous issues didn’t i?!!
If i were you, i would keep her as a contact, use her regularly, pay whatever she asks, and recommend her to any others.
Really, there are some ST’s out there that struggle with a pinched nerve, even struggle with a ligament (its true! i met a couple!)
Good stuff, and congrats. Hope you ditched the bag… jesus!
I’m going back on tuesday before college, I’m glad I just know the problem now, and yea I ditched the bags when I first noticed something was wrong lol.
The problem has lasted with me longer than a broken arm would of, mainly because it caused no pain and I had no idea what to do. Now I just hope it doesn’t take that much longer to get fixed.
I’m just itching to train now, I have been reading Serge Nubret’s thread on bodybuilding.com and i’m going to do his routine. I can’t even do pullovers right now though because it feels like my right shoulder is going to snap out of its socket.