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Treatment and recovery of pinched nerve in upper back
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ag1234 posted:
I have a pinched nerve in my upper back near the left shoulder blade. I did not know that it was a pinched nerve, i thought i just needed to crack my back but after going to the gym one day and working out my back the pain really kicked in and the muscle near the left shoulder blade really tightened up and my movement was restricted.

I went to my university health center and I was told to take ibuprofen and ice my back. The icing doesnt seem to do much but I have taken Ibuprofens when I have needed to.

I am restricted in a few movements and I cant breath too deep without feeling pain in the left side of my chest.

Getting a doctor to evaluate me is bit of an issue due to distance and transportation so I am curious to know if the pinched nerve will eventually take care of itself on its own if I avoid any activities that can aggravate it AND if so how long will it take and will i be able to go back to my regular weight lifting routine?

Thanks
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