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    Strange pain in head
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    An_247723 posted:
    Last week during the squats (set of 20) at my 19,20th rep I felt tension in my neck (kind of like muscles over contracted) while pushing hard to get those last two reps. So I did my last reps and stopped and the pain was slowly going away, but i was able to feel the dull feeling for few hours after. Few days later when I was doing the warmup, I was able to get same pain just with the empty bar curls warmup. (around rep6- It looks like the pain reappears when muscles are contracted few times or when blood flow or tension increases. Same pain shows up during the intercourse. The best description I could find was:
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    To date, the best explanation is that the pain is due to muscle contraction and/or blood vessel dilation in the head and neck during intimacy or other activity
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    I went for the deep tissue massage, but it did not fix the problem.
    So i decided to take two weeks off, hoping it will go away.


    Today i noticed that even when I use my tongue while trying to get some food out of "the between my teeth" (sorry for stupid example) i can cause that shooting pain, so definitely some muscle contraction in neck is causing it.

    Will rest fix it?
    Is there anything i can do?
    Not sure what to do with it.
    I want to go back to gym, but I am afraid.
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    lissmeanstrouble responded:
    I am not sure what to recommend except for rest. If using your tongue makes your neck hurt, I am sure going to the gym will only aggravate your condition.
     
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    bwspot replied to lissmeanstrouble's response:
    Could this me a muscle strain?
    I wonder why it takes so long to heal?


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