Holy crap pulled my trap or neck muscle today

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by REMIX, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. REMIX

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    Happened this morning. Doing bicep curls. Got done with my set, put the weight down, and then heard a loud crash (some jackass dropping his weighted bar on the floor trying to look all badass), turned my head right to look and got a SHARP pain somewhere lower neck, upper back (upper right trap). Went home immediately afterward, had to cut my workout short.

    Freakin sore. Can't look right or left too easily, guess I won't be driving today. This sucks!

  2. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Were you still in the "down" position when you looked?

    You may have already had a slight crick in your neck from sleeping and that just aggrevated it.

    Icey/Hot and Alieve.
  3. REMIX

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    Nope. I was doing preacher curls and was actually standing up next to the bench in between sets. Freakin hurts - wow!

  4. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

    Dec 4, 2004
    I think I had something similar happen to me a few weeks back, but not from working out. I have a habit of cracking my neck with only my neck muscles and for whatever reason, this time it screwed up a lot. It felt like electricity running from the base of the back of my neck to the top of my head through a nerve that forks out. My muscles were locked and it was a lot of pain for about 15 seconds, but went to normal after that. Hurt so much, but I kept the habit :(
  5. Robin

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    Nov 1, 2003
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    Had this happen to me earlier this year. Definitely take some time off from lifting. I was quite stupid and figured I could work through it... bad move. Couldn't turn my head for a few weeks without serious pain. Luckily I was dating a physical therapist at the time so she worked on it a few times a week, but even with that it took a good month before I was back to even close to normal.
  6. JCR

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    Find a massage therapist that works on the sports/weights crowd. You will be good as new after one session.
  7. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Did you inform gym management to kick that jackass in the nuts until he's out the door?
  8. GG

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    Feb 21, 2008
    Lesson of the day - don't do curls!

    (semi-kidding, semi-serious)

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