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Dug driveway, heavy shoveling & wheelbarrow use. Pain, numbness, weakness in hands & arms daily life is difficult. Will massages help a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Herniated disc

Skip the massage and go to the doctor first.
The weakness and numbness in the hands is a sign of spinal cord compression. A ruptured disc due to shoveling may be making your "life difficult". A visit to the doctor and an MRI of the cervical spine is a priority before a massage. Do not go to a chiropractor for an adjustment until spinal cord compression is excluded.

In brief: Herniated disc

Skip the massage and go to the doctor first.
The weakness and numbness in the hands is a sign of spinal cord compression. A ruptured disc due to shoveling may be making your "life difficult". A visit to the doctor and an MRI of the cervical spine is a priority before a massage. Do not go to a chiropractor for an adjustment until spinal cord compression is excluded.
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