View Full Version : Anybody else experience this?
10-23-2007, 05:46 PM
Well, I have been working out for about 3 years, first two years being on and off. Anyway, about a year ago, I have been experiencing some slight neck and back pain. Back then, I wasn't doing any squats or deadlifts, so that's out of the question (bad posture perhaps). Anyway, about a month ago, the pain got worse. Every time I do squats or deadlifts, or even pull ups, I get a massive headache with pain in the left side of my neck and left scapula and I can't go on working out. I get this pain after only doing one set of 6 squats or lifts. I went to a family doctor and he said there's nothing wrong except an imbalance size of the left side of my back and the right side. he referred me to an x-ray just in case. But anyone else experience this. If so, is it fixable. I'm afraid i won't be able to work out again.
FYI, I am doing squats and deadlifts in the correct form according to trainers who have a degree in phys ed.
10-23-2007, 05:56 PM
maybe you should go check out a chiropractor.
10-23-2007, 06:41 PM
well, oziem is a chiropractor, can oziem find an answer to this?
10-23-2007, 06:50 PM
might as well ask him, but I also recommend going to a chiropractor. You could only know so much through the internet.
10-23-2007, 08:38 PM
Go see a chiropractor :)
We could speculate as to why this phenomenon occurs: bearing down in exertion increases tension and inflammation. You may have a thoracic or cervical disc impinging a nerve.
You can easily rule it out with a gonstead chiro consultation.
If you merely need a massage or muscle balancing PT that would become evident.
I think a chiro exam is the wise route for assurance and correction (especially in your youth).
Hope this helps
10-23-2007, 08:46 PM
but why would i get headaches just after one set of heavy lifting?
10-23-2007, 08:54 PM
Nerve impingement effects blood supply to the head, blood pressure, cerebral nourishment, effects special senses
the possiblities are diverse
of course if you suspect a cerebral aneurism by all means get a medical exam
10-23-2007, 09:13 PM
so it's repairable if i go to a chiropractor? Also, I crack or "pop" my neck often. Is that bad for you? it feels like i'm just readjusting my neck to it's original place but sometimes it feels worse than better.