Friday, March 20, 2009


Do you ever get that "pinched nerve" feeling in your shoulder/neck area? Particularly when you take deep breaths? I have that right now. Started yesterday but overnight became sleep-interrupting pain! This sucks. There is no relief. Is this just me getting old? It hurts to take a deep breath, it hurts to hold it in almost any position. It hurt last night to lay on my left side (the side that hurts), on my back AND on my right side. So yeah, sleep was not good. I can't massage it to make it feel better. I can't do anything!

And of course stuff like this always happens when I have a ton of stuff to do. Hmph.


feisty said...

ouch- unlucky break. maybe you could try not to breath too much?

seriously though, take care of yourself! maybe it is you body saying- SLOW DOWN, momma!

michelle said...

that happens to me more than i'd like it too.

it usually takes about 24 hours to go away for me...until then it just sucks....sorry :(

Kate said...

Okay. Downward dog all the way. And then child's pose for an undetermined amount of time. The down dog does it every time for me. Seriously. Big time. And something about breathing through the pain/stretch that releases it.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Seriously? Take an anti-inflammitor as directed, use hot moist heat altered with cold. (ice pack, frozen veggies heat is from a hot water bottle or a heating pad)
Stretching is good too help slowly release the muscle. Muscle tightening around nerve = pinch.