After a year of back pain caused by a trapped nerve and no relief from massage or osteopathy, I found a safe and effective way to self treat my stiff, painful back and neck. Last year I started having a dull pain and slight numbness down my lower arm through to my fingers. At first I thought it might be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome caused by long hours at my computer. After a break from work and my computer, it didn’t go away. I’ve always carried a lot of tension through my upper back and neck, so I thought I might be dealing with a trapped or pinched nerve.
I started getting massages. As nice as they were, they didn’t fix the pinched nerve. I then tried an osteopath. I love getting my back cracked. It felt great, but again no relief for my pinched nerve pain. After about a year of pain and discomfort, I started looking on the internet for information on how to fix pinched nerves. I found some great videos from a number of therapists on YouTube and rediscovered Trigger Point Therapy.
I had received Trigger Point Therapy after a serious road traffic accident many years ago, but didn’t really connect it to my current back problems, and I also didn’t know that there were tools available that I could use to treat myself. My massage therapist and osteopath in the UK had never heard of Trigger Point Therapy so self-care was my only option.
The two best self-care Trigger Point tools I found are the Body Back Buddy and the Backnobber. I chose the Body Back Buddy because I could buy it on Amazon in the UK and save on expensive postage from the USA, but I’m sure the Backnobber works just as well. Get the best deal!
After just a few treatments which were easy to learn on YouTube, the pain down my arm disappeared. It’s also great for getting rid of headaches, stiff muscles and aches and pains due to muscle tension.
I now use my Back Buddy a few times per week to maintain a pain free back and prevent trapped nerves in my neck and back. It works a dream and I’m no longer paying for therapies that don’t work.