Posted On:6/24/2010 12:39pm
Style: Stick, Taiji, combatives
Did they do an MRI on your C-spine? If not, make them. If you have a HNP, DDD, or some type of stenosis causing nerve root impingement, then you will want to stop what you are doing, and get it addresed.
Get a second opinion or see and Orthopedist. You don't want to cause more damage to something and make it worse. I personally would think you have a nerniated disc that is impinging on the nerve.
Either way, better safe then sorry.
Combatives training log.
Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D
Posted On:7/09/2010 8:11am
Thanks again for the responses guys, it's much appreciated.
I've had two sessions with that remedial & sports therapist, who has used myofascial release along with neck traction on me - he does not believe that I have a herniated disc in my neck or that I'm suffering from anything degenerative.
My instructor is a physiotherapist at an NHS hospital who specializes in neck and back injuries - he's managed to set aside some time to work on me, all neck traction.
I can safely say that I'm seeing results, as mobility in my neck has returned and the tingling sensations are lessening. I've returned to a modified training regime with no weights, and all padwork - as of last night, pad & bagwork gives me no troubles whatsoever. I also rolled last week, and didn't experience any pins & needles - I did gas quicker than usual though thanks to the fortnight's break I took.
As an aside, I saw another doctor at the same surgery last week who told me take up running and swimming in place of my MA training - this one was polite, and told me a recovery time of roughly two months was likely.
I'll post updates as they come,
Thanks again !
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