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Pinched Nerve. Need Advice

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by LarryR, Oct 2, 2003.


  1. LarryR

    LarryR Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    All opinions from the learned bunch are appreciated.

    Tonite, on a gig, I'm playing on the E-string in 5th/6th position and obviously made a wrong move when I received a lightning bolt in my hand. It feels like a pinched nerve. It's been a couple hours since it happened. The large muscle at the base of my thumb is a bit sore. My pointing finger is a bit sore. My hand in general feels like it's been through some trauma - just doesn't feel right. I've been stretching it, and honestly am pretty freaked out. Tomorrow morning will be very telling.

    Advice? Excercises (stretches)? Hot and Cold? Lay off it?

    p.s. I remember Bob (All Hail!) Gollihur had some problems. Bob??
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    he's a bump for you buddy.
     
  3. LarryR

    LarryR Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Nojazzloco,
    me no understand you.

    Injury update (The morning after):
    My nerve problem IS from the thumb. I have a slight tingle from the base of the thumb that extends down the inside of the arm.

    Does anyone know this injury? Any advice?
     
  4. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    a "bump" is when someone replies to a thread to keep it "at the top" so others will see it and hopefully respond to help you.

    i was just trying to help. :(

    ;)
     
  5. LarryR

    LarryR Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Nojazzloco,

    Capice. Thanks man. I've got an appt today with my GP to authorize a specialist. The hand and harm have tingles that move around. I have a warm spot here, a tingle there. Weird.
     
  6. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Dude... I dont have any advice except dont play anymore until you get it checked out!!! Best of luck.
     
  7. LarryR

    LarryR Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Metron,

    Thanks for the concern. My GP knows how important my hands are to me. He prescribed Vioxx (an anti-inflammatory), said to take it easy, if it doesn't feel better in 3-4 days to call him.

    I haven't played since Wed night and as of this writing it certainly not getting worse and in fact feels ok. Major relief. Now, I have to talk to a veteran URBist to find out what I'm doing wrong.

    Thanks again guys for your posts. - Larry