Thread: Pinched nerve: perspectives?
5/03/2004 11:21am, #31
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sounds like your on the right track
i'm glad x-rays were done
what's the diagnosis again?
meex's advise regarding massage is good
but man if you think there are some chiro quacks out there, just wait
interview a few massage therapists and ask for references
i recommend the elite variety that are doing massage on pro athletes
you can be really fucked up by a bad or new therapist
or you can get one that advertises "hard body co-ed named Candy specializes in mid-night massage"
you'll feel better either way
don't let just any massage therapist do serious work on you bro, apply due dillegence in the selection process
also, i dub classic whole body chiro as "old skool chiro"
they don't just diagnos and treat the spine, they adjust any joint that needs it
a good chiro is like a jazz musician, they don't know what they are playing until they play it and then it feels so good/perfect or even yes i'll say it .....GROOVY!
5/03/2004 2:23pm, #32
> what's the diagnosis again?
The doctor says, pinched nerve in the neck.
The chiro says, three subluxated vertebrae in the neck, one in the back, two near the hip.
I'll let the chiro try his stuff for three sessions or so and see if it gets any better. If not, that probably means he's not more helpful than just resting the injury... which is what I'll do in that case.There are no wrong threats, only wrong answers. (Strategy game truism)
5/03/2004 10:53pm, #33
Choice of massage?
"Body Shampoo" in little tokyo
"Sponge Bath" in little thailand
"S*ckee-F*ckee" in korea town
Oh, you're in Beantown. . .I knew of a good Japanese Restaurant there about ten years ago. . .
oh, nevermind. *lol*
Good Luck with your recovery, bro'
5/04/2004 7:21am, #34Posted by Mr_Mantis: Hmm, I didn't know they used anesthetic in conjunction with an EMG/NCT. In fact it may confound the test, anyone know for sure?
5/04/2004 6:58pm, #35Originally posted by Zenman
No anesthetic is used. Mine didn't hurt; almost feel asleep when he was poking needles in my neck. You guys whimps?
Fall asleep? never happen with my test.
Wimp? I didn't complain (maybe I should've said something), as I figured anything that involved poking needles in there would be a little sore.
And, what I asked the nurse was how all the others there handled it, since most were old folks.
OTOH - maybe I had some nerve damage that made it more sensitive?
(btw - I'm a pain freak. . .rarely take pain relievers, even after a few operations. . .have quite a few tats, too.)