Hey everyone. Im new here but have been having problems for a year or so now with my injuries. Heck, its probably been a year and a half. Ill start off by saying how it happened. Im avid weight lifter and did gymnastics for the fun of it. I did a muscle up  I did 3 in a row, like I had a ton of times before. Next morning I woke up and I couldn't move me neck, it was stiff for 3 weeks or so. Once that went down I noticed I started getting some tingling in my shoulders and triceps. Long story short I got my MRI's I have a C3,C4,C5 compression and a bulging disc issue on my right side, its not so so serve but I cant lift any more without pain and lifting was my life. I have been to the orthopedics and he suggested physical therapy. Did nothing, they made me so small exercises, which I have already been doing. Im not able to bench press with the bar anymore because it puts my shoulder in a bad impingement, but I can use dumbbells but after about 10 reps im in massive pain because of the nerve issue. The docs said the compression is hitting a nerve which is causing the pain.
I also went to the chiro for about 8 weeks, only after 4 weeks he would open up the joins in my neck to take the pressure of my nerve, it was temp though the next day I was still in pain and still cant lift without pain. Not sure what to do here, some suggested surgery, most of the doctors I went to said I dont need surgery and that it just needs to decompress. Im sure there are people who have the same issues that are worse but turned out okay? - Is there anything at home I can do? I recently lost my job and my medical, but I can get that back or pay for a chiropractor again, just looking for opinions, this has been going on for to long, for me atleast.
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