Pain in the Neck!

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Bulging cervical disc, mashing on nerve roots causing muscle to spasm...

...or just a pulled muscle in your neck but, considering your age it's likely to be the former and not from too many U-turns on the bed sheets.

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Esophageal bruising secondary to repeated blunt force trauma via phallus shaped objects.
Your personal experience aside, that's not an accurate diagnosis.

Wait, you are the medical insider with your chest puffed out all over the coronavirus thread, and you don't know the difference between throat and back of neck?
 
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Wait, you are the medical insider with your chest puffed out all over the coronavirus thread, and you don't know the difference between throat and back of neck?

Oropharyngeal anatomy 101.

Class is in session. This is old material for @hagrid.

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Find the cervical spine, particularly C1-C4 (yes, I know it's mislabeled as C5, I'm not going to go back and fix it) and note how close it is the base of the skull. It's pretty much a straight shot from the back of the throat, to bouncing the vertebral process off the base of your skull.

I made you a gif to better illustrate the forces at work.





I wasn't sure if you were a Coke or Pepsi person, so I went with Pepsi.





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Back of neck and base of skull pain makes perfect sense.
 
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I had chronic neck pain fro years from various activities. Oddly what fixed it was strengthening my neck by doing sit ups. Been fine ever since
My back and neck were in extreme pain following a car accident on the freeway back in 2006. Traffic stopped, I stopped, guy behind me in a 1-ton van didn't even hit the brakes.
I had x-rays done, etc. and they didn't see anything they could point to, but the pain level was at times crippling.
I went to a specialist, who turned out to be an Indian guy I could barely understand. He said weight training was the answer. I didn't believe him. If I reached for a glass of water the wrong way, I'd have instant shooting pain that could bring me to my knees without warning. No way I was going to risk fucking myself up worse, with weights.
Fast forward 14 years. My back and neck still hurt. But I'm beginning to think that doctor was right.

Within the past few months I realized the statins I had been taking were the main cause for significant joint pain and muscle pain (separate from the neck and back pain). Stopped taking the statins and I feel a lot better, even though my neck is still fucked. I've begun easing into lifting, and it's starting to feel like the good old days. I'm weak as hell and really out of shape, but instead of causing pain right to the bone, weight training is feeling like it's supposed to.
Okay, I'm rambling... I'll try to do a sit-up!
 
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Core fitness and strength is important as we age and lose muscle mass....try a "body pump" class...do that 2-3 times a week...it helps reduce stupid injuries...
The wife and I walked a couple miles today. I carried a 5 lb. dumbbell. My thinking was that by occasionally switching a little bit of weight from one hand to the other, my core would have to compensate, and that would be a good thing. It wasn't a killer at all, but it did seem like it added slightly to the exertion level.
Got back home and did a little reading on it. The reviews are mixed as to whether or not it's even helpful. Livestrong says gripping the weight in my hand all that time raises my blood pressure and is going to kill me!
 

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The wife and I walked a couple miles today. I carried a 5 lb. dumbbell. My thinking was that by occasionally switching a little bit of weight from one hand to the other, my core would have to compensate, and that would be a good thing. It wasn't a killer at all, but it did seem like it added slightly to the exertion level.
Got back home and did a little reading on it. The reviews are mixed as to whether or not it's even helpful. Livestrong says gripping the weight in my hand all that time raises my blood pressure and is going to kill me!
it's gotta help, how much can it raise your BP?
 

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Google "Les Mills Body Pump"...my highly attractive and rather physically fit female running buddy kept trying to talk me into going in to check it out. Finally I went...it's a 1 hour class that works of every major muscle group...light weights, lots of reps.

So I go in there and load up my bar....after only a few minutes, I was fuckin dying! You look over at the petite chics in the class and notice their very fine, modestly breasted bodies. Without a lot of apparent muscle structure, the weight on their bars was well in excess of what I was struggling with...:red::red::red: I learned just to set up my stuff in the back corner of the room and to just keep my mouth shut. Body pump is mighty fine for building up to a good overall fitness.....lots of reps in quick succession raises your pulse rate, so it's got the cardio thrown in there, too....You can say it's wimpy stuff until you try it! :frEEk::frEEk::frEEk: Yet the weight is light enough that you shouldn't get big injuries as you certainly can with heavy weights....body pump is good stuff and the sites seen in my classes are outstanding...
 

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I won a bet with the wife the other day...

I told her I could place a tennis ball on the ground, then repeatedly squat down touching my ass to it, then completely standing up and doing it over and over. Piece of cake ;)
 

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Google "Les Mills Body Pump"...my highly attractive and rather physically fit female running buddy kept trying to talk me into going in to check it out. Finally I went...it's a 1 hour class that works of every major muscle group...light weights, lots of reps.

So I go in there and load up my bar....after only a few minutes, I was fuckin dying! You look over at the petite chics in the class and notice their very fine, modestly breasted bodies. Without a lot of apparent muscle structure, the weight on their bars was well in excess of what I was struggling with...:red::red::red: I learned just to set up my stuff in the back corner of the room and to just keep my mouth shut. Body pump is mighty fine for building up to a good overall fitness.....lots of reps in quick succession raises your pulse rate, so it's got the cardio thrown in there, too....You can say it's wimpy stuff until you try it! :frEEk::frEEk::frEEk: Yet the weight is light enough that you shouldn't get big injuries as you certainly can with heavy weights....body pump is good stuff and the sites seen in my classes are outstanding...
My cardio is currently awful
 

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I don't know if sit-ups are currently a workout norm, or the exception....I can see where it could be really hard on the back....Sit-ups are not done in any of my BP or boot camp type classes....I don't know, haven't researched it....but apparenty push-ups are still the "in thing"....:2guns::2guns::2guns:
 
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Body pump would be a great place to start for at least a couple of folks in this discussion....
I'm sure it would be a great thing for my health, but it sounds a little too "Richard Simmons" (with some public humiliation thrown in for good measure) for my tastes.
I'm going to get back to bicycling here directly. Of course the weather went from snow last week to 86 today, with a bunch of rain in between... So the bike hasn't seen much action lately. I'm going in a direction with my weights, as well..
 

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There is the Richard Simmons factor, for sure.....there are a few guys in the classes, but mostly fit females...I stuck with it because IT WORKS! It ain't weather dependent and it's structured for a full hour. Left on my own in a gym without structure, way too many reasons to blow it off and go get breakfast....the structured hour works great for me....

It's highly likely that there are online virtual classes you can do right there in your home...I bet money that there is...once a week isn't enough, your gains disappear during the week...2-3 times a week will catch your attention...
 

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I don't know if sit-ups are currently a workout norm, or the exception....I can see where it could be really hard on the back....Sit-ups are not done in any of my BP or boot camp type classes....I don't know, haven't researched it....but apparenty push-ups are still the "in thing"....:2guns::2guns::2guns:
no worries I'll send you a participation trophy
 

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Hey man, not banging on sit ups....just haven't seen them being done by anyone in a long time. I've wondered if they're frowned upon now in the ever-changing opinions...fuck if I know...whatever works for you is perfect! Participation Trophy graciously accepted! Thanks! :)
 
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