How To Deal With A Pinched Nerve After Lifting Heavy?

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How to deal with a pinched tendon that repeats every time you lift a little weight.

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Hi edystren,


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Posture that is not right in the activity causes you to be more at risk of experiencing a pinched nerve. One type of activity is lifting heavy weights. When lifting weights that are heavy enough, if not done with the right posture, there can be excessive stretching and compression around the vertebrae, especially the lumbar area. As a result, the pads that lie between the segments of the spine can stick out of the straight line of the spine. This is what can press and pinch the nerve fibers around it.


Symptoms that arise due to this pinched nerve are generally pain. The location of this pain can vary depending on the level of the spinal segment that is affected. If the lumbar area is affected, pain can be felt from the lower back, lower abdomen, to the lower legs. Apart from pain, sufferers can also feel numbness, tingling, weakness in limbs, and so on. It could also, sufferers have difficulty controlling the urge to defecate or urinate.


To overcome this, you should first check with a neurologist. With direct examination, the doctor can confirm whether your complaint is really due to a pinched nerve, or not. It could also, the doctor directs you to undergo x-rays, CT scans, MRI and so on. If it is true that you have a pinched nerve, then treatment can be done starting with administering drugs, physiotherapy, to surgery.


Currently, in order to minimize complaints due to pinched nerves, you should do the following:

Improve your posture when lifting heavy weights, make sure your head, neck, spine, and buttocks are in 1 straight line, don't slouch
Limit lifting weights that are too heavy
Exercise regularly, for example yoga, swimming, aerobics, floor exercises
Take paracetamol and compress your back with warm water when the pain is severe
Avoid using high heels or pants that are too tight

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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