so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by ducktape8969 » Sun May 10, 2009 8:09 pm

what are the symptoms of RSI???

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by hesson11 » Sun May 10, 2009 9:44 pm

Usually RSIs involve diffuse pain, weakness, and tingling or numbness. For more expert info, you might try googling "repetitive-stress injuries," "repetitive-strain injuries," "cumulative-trauma injuries" (which is, I believe, today's preferred nomenclature), "carpal tunnel syndrome," and "guyon's canal syndrome." Tendinitis is, in fact a repetitive stress injury.

Since you're seeking medical help, I do hope you get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

All the best,
-Bob

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by ducktape8969 » Mon May 11, 2009 12:13 am

yeah, they already did my nerve test and such.

i just wish they would tell me already


i wanna know!!!

So, Carpal tunnel is an RSI?

ok, i thought RSI was its own syndrome.

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by George Crocket » Mon May 11, 2009 6:25 am

I would advise you to try not to worry so much. Be patient - I'm sure you'll get your results as quickly as necessary. And trust in your doctors - that's half the battle.
George
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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by ducktape8969 » Mon May 11, 2009 1:09 pm

ok. :)

i w ill try.

i get the results on the 18th.

thats a week from wednesday.

:(

oh well, i can wait. it seems like its getting worse.

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by LVR » Fri May 22, 2009 12:06 am

What did you find out? (That is, if you wish to talk about it?) You've got some people rooting for you here, regardless.
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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by Mark Young » Fri May 22, 2009 2:05 am

Hope it all went well for you.

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by ducktape8969 » Fri May 22, 2009 7:05 pm

oh, i found out that my nerves are normal so nothing is compressed (yet)

i did find out that the reason why im having sensations is because in the "brachial plexus" i am compressing my nerves when i play the guitar,

also my posture is really poor because of bad habit, so my strong back muscles atrophy'd and my weak muscles that arent supposed to grow strong, grew strong.

so i have to go to physical therapy for a month.

thanks for all the concerns!!!

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by hesson11 » Sat May 23, 2009 12:30 am

Glad things seem to have worked out well.

Take care of yourself. Consider the possible consequence of not being able to play. Too terrible to contemplate, huh?

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by ducktape8969 » Sat May 23, 2009 12:58 am

oh god yeah

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by George Crocket » Sat May 23, 2009 7:48 am

That's great news.
Nothing too sertious;
Root of problem identified;
Corrective action begun.

Congratulations! :bravo:
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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by GuitaristOrdinate » Sat May 23, 2009 9:04 am

ducktape8969 wrote:oh, i found out that my nerves are normal so nothing is compressed (yet)

i did find out that the reason why im having sensations is because in the "brachial plexus" i am compressing my nerves when i play the guitar,

also my posture is really poor because of bad habit, so my strong back muscles atrophy'd and my weak muscles that arent supposed to grow strong, grew strong.

so i have to go to physical therapy for a month.

thanks for all the concerns!!!
Be sure to seek the help of a really good teacher in correcting your bad playing habits that are compressing your nerves . I'm sure glad that you found out what was causing the problems and I'm hopefully that the physical therapy will show you what you need to do to stop them . I'll continue to think and pray about your situation .
Good luck in all your endeavors ( especially your guitar playing :) ) .

Ed

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Re: so i go get my nerve test tomorrow

Post by ducktape8969 » Sat May 23, 2009 4:34 pm

Thanks man!!!

i really appreciate it!!!

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