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100% Recovery from C6 C7 injury in 9 months, I'm 76 years old

I woke up one morning in February with painful electric shocks shooting down my right arm and numb hand and fingers.
I played squash the evening before, maybe that or sleeping on my stomach caused it. Worried I might need an operation
and started sleeping on my back with a pillow under my knees keping up exercising at my club.

A month later had an MRI a generalized diagnosis was un-helful so I ordered a neck harness on E-bay, filled the bag with
20 pounds of water and started exercising several times a day, I could feel the improvingment day by day and totally recovered
from the electric shock pins and needles in my arm, 100% recovered in 5 months to but still had numbness in hand and fingers.

Now its November, it happened gradually but I've finally fully recovered 100% normal feeling in hand and fingers.
I exercise and play squash several times a week and eat healthy maintaining weight at 140 pounds.

John
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,419
    WARNING

    Do not take the advice of any member when it comes to
    • Specific Exercises
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    What works for one, could spell a lot of trouble for another. Always obtain the approval of your doctor before venturing out
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • sherrygirlssherrygirl ontario canadaPosts: 163
    It's good to hear of non surgery recovery. 
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  • CarolP88CCarolP88 Western AustraliaPosts: 12
    What was the diagnosis on the MRI?
  • johntrevjjohntrev ThailandPosts: 4
    Basically just generic damaged nerves, I already knew that before the MRI
  • johntrevjjohntrev ThailandPosts: 4
    I googled all the information (DIY) then worked very hard, exercising with a neck harness, workouts at the gym, sleeping on my back with a pillow under my knees and a high protein healthy diet, no pills.
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  • johntrevjjohntrev ThailandPosts: 4
    I never went back to see the doctor after the MRI because I was worried he would have recommended surgery.

    I had an overuse knee injury from years of playing squash, the surgeon after X-rays wanted to schedule knee replacement surgery.
    I stopped playing squash and rested it before working out on a stationary bike for a year after it felt good
    I started playing squash, been pain free for years but I don't push my luck, (arthritis restricts full movement)
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