Pinched Nerve in Neck
Maybe someone can help - I get pinched nerves in my neck quite often (6-10 times a year). Usually, they last for about a week... and then disappear. I rarely take pain meds for them - sometimes I'll have Advil - but it rarely works.
I either get them from sleeping (as in I wake up with a pinched nerve), or I get it after doing pull-ups. I weight about 200 lbs, so doing pull-ups isn't a light feat... therefore I'm probably straining trying to pick my weight up. I'm not sure if the two are aligned.
Recently, I purchased a Select Comfort Sleep Number bed... which I love. I've had it for about 3 months, and I actually haven't had a pinched nerve yet. I'm not sure if it's the bed or maybe I'm doing a better job with my pull-ups. But, I'm sure it's going to happen soon... and would love to prevent it.
Does anyone experience pinched nerves this regularly? If so, are you getting them from exercise, sleep, or straining your neck in a certain direction? Lastly, what do you do to relieve the pain? Thanks for your help.