Yesterday was a shoulder/arms day which I was looking forward to with gusto. During the first exercise on the final rep of strict overhead barbell press I strained the spinal muscles of my neck on the left side REALLY, REALLY good. Immediate loss of rotation and a beautiful horrific throbbing pain in the neck. I continued the workout, and as long as I kept the neck in a neutral and ONLY neutral position I was getting by. With about 8 sets left, Keri told me to stop and it was time to go home. Frustrated at the time, I heeded her advice and sulked out of the gym. An afternoon of icing, steak, and watching football was my just reward.
It is important to know when you can continue exercise, sports, etc. and when you should call it for the day and not exacerbate the problem. As always, Keri was right, my neck is doing much better after getting Active Release Techniques (ART) and adjusted today by Dr. Glenn. It is AMAZING what Active Release and a proper chiropractic adjustment can accomplish, my rotation improved 30 degrees and pain went from 8 to 3.
If you are experiencing pain and all of the ice, rest, foam rolling ,etc has not fixed it yet, IT WON’T. Call us at 303-300-0424 to get out pain and learn how to STAY out of pain.