Every once in a great while I’ll somehow tweak my neck when I’m working out and wake up with it really stiff on one side. Usually lasts a day or a day and a half and then goes away.
Recently I tweaked it somehow when working out, but I don’t know exactly how – there was no one “OW!” moment. But when I got home from the gym that evening (about a week ago) and starting showering I thought, “Oh shit – yup, tweaked the neck somehow.”
So of course I woke up the next day with it really sore on one side, and it was tough turning my head all the way to the left side for a couple days. I used the heating pad every chance I got, took a couple of Advil the first morning and just tried to rest it.
Was fine after a couple days. Went to work out again and, doing something that I would think wouldn’t involve the neck at all – (I was heaving two 90 lb. dumbbells up in the same fashion I always do to get in position for seated DB militaries – kind of like a quick snatch from the floor, whereas I then sit down on the upright bench – re-tweaked the damn neck!! It’s been three days since the re-tweaking and I STILL woke up with it sore today! Been using the damn heating pad again without much success.
Now I’m afraid to do anything but cardio because so many things seem like they could easily tweak it again. I’ve been neutered!
I repeat: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
(Just ranting). :-<