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Pinched Nerve Treatment With Sports Injuries


Author: Connie M.
Date: 10-23-2005
Views: 10,326
Word Count: 429
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1034-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Recently I had injured my shoulder, however the worst part was the pain from what I assume to be a pinched nerve because the pain would shoot through my shoulder and down both arms.

If I could lie in a certain way I could get relief, but standing was unbearable. From all our former experiences with sports injuries, I chose not to go to the doctor because I would only be reaffirming what I already knew I needed to do.

So the first thing I think about is that with injury there is always inflammation. If I take something for the pain, it will cover the symptoms, but I want to do something to help remedy the injury.

So I used several drops of each of Idaho Balsam Fir and the PanAway oil blend which both have properties to help with inflammation and I used Prenolone Cream (contains pregnenolone), another tool with anti-inflammatory properties. (I would have preferred Neurogen in this case for the nerve issue, but I had given my bottle to someone else.)

My husband and I always have handy Regenolone or Prenolone for sports injuries because of the results we have received. Both have MSM, an organic sulfur combination which is helpful for pain.

The second thing I do is ask myself, "How can I help my body regenerate or help that area?" Rest, of course, and so the first day I stayed flat and applied a lot of the oils and Prenolone cream. From my past experiences, I noticed sometimes the oil/cream combination will dull the pain quite quickly and other times it takes longer.

So be persistent. (You sometimes have to interchange oils to see which combination works depending on if it is muscle pain, bone pain, inflammation pain, whatever. There is a very effective recipe for inflammation if you need additional relief in the essential oils reference book that we have used with our son that was very effective for a bad ankle injury.
I also took extra NingXia Red juice since my body was under stress and took PD 80/20 (pregnenolone and DHEA capsules) and Exodus II capsules. The pain was intense enough where I would feel nauseated momentarily, so I knew my body needed extra assistance.

The second day I could be up for short periods, but would need to lie flat on and off throughout the day. I kept up my regimen. The third day I was walking around carefully. The next day I felt like myself.

I am always grateful that I have great "tools" to help our bodies jump back so quickly.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
3.Associated topics: inflammation — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link

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