Just wanted to rant a bit about my recent neck injury.
I was doing kelso shrugs last Wednesday. A student recommended it, so I tried it out. It was a very natural feeling movement, so much so that I went to the max on the cable machines (150lbs. on each arm) and it felt great.
I go to do pullups 2 minutes later and BLAMMO!! The right side of my neck feels like someone just shoved a fist through my shoulder, through my neck, and into my head. The right side of my neck LITERALLY feels like a rock. A very nice (and cute) female receptionist saw me holding my neck, and she offers to massage it, and she remarks at how my neck felt like steel! I said "you can only imagine how painful this is."
Regardless, some of the pain subsides, so I proceed to do my push/pull superset, but I couldn't really pull with a compound movement, because my neck was killing me.
So I do weighted dips with 50lbs. added...and seated hammer curls. Yes, yes, laugh away, I was doing hammer curls as opposed to my weighted pullups. Curls are for girls, blah blah.
Anyhow, that was last Wednesday, and the pain has subsided, but it is nowhere near 100%. Still painful, I sleep with a neck brace, and I'm furious because it's hard NOT to engage your neck doing ANYTHING. Even eating a meal engages your neck.
Any advice on pain relief would be extremely helpful. I've been icing, contrast showering, foam rolling, etc., but advice from the S&C forum crew would be greatly appreciated.