Hurt myself at the gym

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    CSballer16 New Member

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    Hey guys, I was doing lateral raises on the universal machine and i was on my second set. I raised both arms and got it halfway up and i got a shooting pain into the left side of my neck and into my back above the scapula. I stopped lifting and went into the dry sauna to open up the capillaries if it was a muscle problem. The shooting pain is still there when I make movements. Can anyone give me any insight on this?? :sadwavey:
     
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    Thinking about some shrugs tommorow lol
     
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    Did you move your head at any point? I've done that while looking at the mirror during bent over laterals. IIRC, it's called hyperextending the neck muscles. It took few days to get over it. Go see a doc if it doesn't improve.
     
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    I don't think I moved my head because I was sitting down, chest against the pad, chin a little above it, against it, just as soon as i raised it shot into my neck, almost feels like a stiff neck after you sleep wrong, only a sharp pain when I move it in ALL directions
     
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    Most probable is a strained trap. Its painfull when it happens.
     
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    The pain goes up to my hair line, like on a normal fade, the bottom of it where you get it lined up
     
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    strained trap for sure then
     
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    How long should I stay off, I work out Mon-Fri, I want to do some cardio but it hurts to run when my feet hit the ground with force
     
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    Ive done that a couple of times...it sucks, it hurts to turn your head
     
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    How long does it last? Never done that.. *knock on wood*
     
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    update- still killing me

    I iced it all day and then took a hot bath and soaked...doesn't seem to be changing. I'm going to take tommorow off, and hopefully get back into the routine on Thursday, maybe a jog in the evening tommorow
     
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    Stop placing so much trust in people you know over the internet. Go to the doctor and dont assume anything. Im not saying its a spinal injury, but it very well could be a pinched nerve. Maybe its just a strained trap, but you dont know for sure untill a trained professional examines you.
     
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    I strained my trap BADLY once, possibly tore it. It took forever to get better :wtc:, i'm talking months.

    Go to the doctor, you may need xrays or an MRI. Here's hoping nothing is wrong!
     
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