I have c5/C6 herniation in my neck and stenosis of my T spine in T1-T4. When things started to get bad 2 years ago, (neck and shoulder pain), I had epidurals and a facet block for the c5/c6. That helped with the neck pain, but I have noticed that now I prop myself up on my elbows all the time. I do this so much that I have compressed both my ulna nerves and I have tingling/numbness in my hands.
Does anyone know why I feel compelled to support my weight on my elbows/forearms? What am I trying to protect?