About 6 months ago, I started getting a weird feeling in my neck (on my left side), kind of where your neck dips into your clavical, when I would move a certain way. I did a little research and I'm thinking it's the sternocleidomastoid
. It doesn't hurt, but it feels as if it's a guitar string getting plucked (it's a really gross feeling). It's just a quick feeling that happens anywhere from once every couple days to every few weeks, and I can't replicate it on my own--meaning I can't turn my head a certain way and make it happen--it will just happen randomly when I'm talking to someone and happen to land on the exact right combination of movements (e.g. shrugging my shoulder while raising my hand and slightly turning my head, or something like that, I don't exactly.)
I have a desk job where I spend the majority of my day hunched over my computer...my posture has been really suffering lately and logic tells me it's all connected (the hunching being the cause rather than the effect). My trainer at the gym has me doing "flys" on the upper body weight machine and stuff with a resistance band for the posture thing but I haven't had a chance to ask him about my neck yet. I think maybe it's improved since I started doing these exercises but that might just be wishful thinking. Other details: I want to say that I've never experienced this standing up--I think it's always been sitting down. Also, when I rub where I get the feeling, it feels really tight. I got a deep massage one time and had the lady really concentrate on that area--I naively thought it was just a kink that had to be worked out (like a tendon got twisted?--I clearly don't know jack about anatomy) but alas, it still happens.
Anyway, I know YANAD, but I am curious as to whether anyone else has ever experienced this sensation (a guitar string being plucked really is the perfect way to describe it), and if you know what caused it or how you made it stop. I know it's totally not a big deal but when a random physical problems pops up and I don't know what it's about, I like to find out as much as I can. If this is something that could escalate I'd want to know because a chronic neck problem sounds darn inconvenient. Thanks in advance!