Ok guys, about two week ago, I started having this sharp pain on the left side of my head about an inch above my ear. It first started when I was doing my last set of back squats.
From then onwards, I have been getting sharp pains in the same area when I do seated dumbbell overhead presses / barbell bench presses / back squats, especially when I go over 8 reps on those exercises. The pain will start at the 5th rep of so and get much worse when I go over 8 reps. After the set, it will take anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes for the pain to subside. Outside of the gym, I don’t get the pain on my head at all.
I just saw a doctor and he said that it was probably a pinched nerve. However, I did some reading up and it seems that pinched nerves occur mostly on areas that have been stressed. The pain is on the left side of my head (not the neck) and I’m pretty sure I didnt stress my head at all.
I was hoping that you guys would shed some light on this problem. I just want to get this thing over with asap.