Which muscle's giving me pain?
October 20, 2011 8:19 PM Subscribe
Which of my muscles is hurting and what can I do about it?
posted by desertface to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure it was caused by
a) Vigorously whipping my head back and forth after showering to shake the water out of my hair (like a dog... or Willow Smith),
b) Always carrying my tote bag on my right shoulder (often with a heavy-ish laptop in it),
c) Going overboard with the neck-cracking and finally stretching something.
Now a muscle or something where my neck/back/shoulder meet is hurting whenever I tilt or rotate my head (it's easier to look right than left, but if I go far enough in either direction, it hurts). It's not excruciating, but it's definitely enough for me to not want to move my head much.
So, which muscles are involved in head-whipping, tote-bagging, and neck-cracking? And is there any kind of stretch or self-massage I can do to make moving my head less unpleasant?