The right side of my neck is very sore beyond normal muscle soreness. The pain shoots down my upper trap as well. I believe hurt it from Cleaning too much weight. I will try to describe where and how it hurts:
I feel it when I turn my head to the left and the right. Touching my ear to my shoulder is brutal. Tilting my head forward is not as bad but if I am looking at the floor it hurts a lot to pull my head back up. This happened last monday. I took 2 days off. By Thursday it felt like normal muscle soreness, so I figured it was just taking a long time to recover and proceeded to do lower body. I felt minor pain. Today I did upper body and it came back immediately. I did bench press, rows, pullups, and military press before i couldn't take it anymore. I realize I should have stopped after bench press. I feel like i did on Monday again.
Why does this keep happening? Why does my neck hurt from doing unrelated lifts? How should I treat it so that it heals quicker? I have a heating pad.
Thread: Upper Trap/Neck Pain