Recently I have been experiencing a burning sensation to the left of my spinal column, between c1 and c2. I know it's a nerve related issue, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why its occurring. I have tried altering my head position/angle etc and various ways of holding the bar, but still experience this pain. The pain subsides after the weight is racked, but fear if I work through the pain I could end up doing some serious damage.
Has anyone else had this, or know why this problem persists? Also, what should I do to stop this happening, because I have seen great gains in muscle size/shape with front squats and don't want to be forced into not using them.