Is This Pain Normal?

OK, so it’s been 5 days since my last BJJ class and I’m still feeling some effects from those collar chokes (see thread about the chokes).

My neck is sore, as is my left shoulder and my head hurts from time to time as well. Is this a normal feeling after being choked out several times? How long does the pain typically last?

The only thing I have had from chokes is a tender neck.

I am like you. I came from no-gi and started taking a gi class.

Oh, how I miss it.

Overall I’m feeling a lot better. I think I had a pinched nerve or some knot in my neck/shoulder. Tuesday’s class loosened me right up and I’ve felt good since then, although my right elbow is bothering me now, it’s nothing I can’t deal with.