I’ve got a niggling injury just to the right of my upper back, between my spine & right shoulder blade that I got doing chins a good year ago now. After I injured it my neck seized up and i had a lot of pain looking side to side and dipping my head forward…
I’ve seen physical therapists for this but all they did was massage it & put ultra sound on it. I saw three different people, and when I asked what exercises to avoid they just said, don’t do chins for a while & couldn’t really tell me any more, and couldn’t prescribe any rehabilitative work that actually made it better.
The niggle is feeling better now, just from avoiding chins for so long, and i’m keen to start again (I can barely do more than 2 or 3 in a row now, where I could just get out 10 before) but I’m concerned I’ll damage what I damaged before.
Has anyone heard of people injuring their necks like i’ve described doing chins? If so do you know what was done to strengthen the region before chins were recommenced? The chins I was doing were bodyweight with overhand shoulder width grip.
I’m having trouble working out how a lat & bicep dominated exercise like chins injured my traps or any of the muscles that surround the upper thoracic region.