I've been experiencing a problem that, when I lift (any lift, really, though it's more pronounced on heavy lifts), after a few reps I start to develop a throbbing pain originating at the base of my neck. When I stop, it persists for a few minutes, then gradually fades. This started last Friday, and the only lifting that I've done since then has been to try to figure out if there's anything that I can do that won't hurt. (So far, it's just external rotations).
I had this happen previously last January, and I saw my physician about it. She said that it was probably because of a strained muscle, and put me on Flexiril and told me to take 10 days off. I did, and when I resumed training, I didn't have any issues until now.
I'm going to be taking the next couple of weeks off travelling anyway, but I wondered if anyone has experienced similar problems, and if there's anything I can do to avoid this in the future.