Stiff neck and how to prevent it?

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    Sep 09, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    These days, I seem to get stiff neck often while working out my shoulders or doing skull crushers. I have been working out for a while, and I never had this problem. Any suggestion based on experience of those who faced similar problem would be appreciated.
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    Sep 09, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
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  • LJay

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    Sep 10, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    I think the advice to see a physician is a good idea. There are many things that can happen in that area. It was strange feelings in my neck that led to my fisrt diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I have had other complaints since then that have turned out to be nothing at all. Better to be sure.
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    Sep 10, 2015 7:10 AM GMT
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    Sep 11, 2015 11:10 AM GMT
    You are young but please get it looked at.
    I had cervical Stenosis with Melopathy and had to have a Lameninectomy C3 to C7! I'm still in naging pain every day.
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    Sep 11, 2015 1:29 PM GMT
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    Sep 12, 2015 6:14 PM GMT
    Maybe you should see a Neuro Surgeon. I was diagnosed with Cervical Spondilosis (deteriating Neck Vertebrae) in 2008. A constant stiff neck is something to be taken seriously. On the lighter side, yes take a Viagra pill, then it won't just be your Neck that feels stiff.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 12, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    I used to have neck issues. Got this from P90x and it has worked wonders: Before EVERY workout, I do aerobic to warm the body and the blood. Then stand with your arms at your side like "at attention" and stretch your fingers down like you are trying to touch the floor. While holding that stretch, roll your head down and over to the other shoulder, then back. Do it slowly, hold, repeat it until it no longer feels tight. Once I started to do that, my neck issues went away. Works anywhere, anytime. Just try to get the blood warm first for max advantage.
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    Sep 14, 2015 7:46 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI used to have neck issues. Got this from P90x and it has worked wonders: Before EVERY workout, I do aerobic to warm the body and the blood. Then stand with your arms at your side like "at attention" and stretch your fingers down like you are trying to touch the floor. While holding that stretch, roll your head down and over to the other shoulder, then back. Do it slowly, hold, repeat it until it no longer feels tight. Once I started to do that, my neck issues went away. Works anywhere, anytime. Just try to get the blood warm first for max advantage.
    +1
    My routine is different from P90x, but the maneuver you explained is part of mine. Maybe my personal routine is closer to P90x than I thought (it's pretty intense, but I made it up myself instead of using a commercial fad routine).
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    Sep 14, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Destinharbor saidI used to have neck issues. Got this from P90x and it has worked wonders: Before EVERY workout, I do aerobic to warm the body and the blood. Then stand with your arms at your side like "at attention" and stretch your fingers down like you are trying to touch the floor. While holding that stretch, roll your head down and over to the other shoulder, then back. Do it slowly, hold, repeat it until it no longer feels tight. Once I started to do that, my neck issues went away. Works anywhere, anytime. Just try to get the blood warm first for max advantage.
    +1
    My routine is different from P90x, but the maneuver you explained is part of mine. Maybe my personal routine is closer to P90x than I thought (it's pretty intense, but I made it up myself instead of using a commercial fad routine).


    As they say, there's nothing new under the sun. About all I got out of P90x was the warmup routines and a few good exercises not involving equipment which is good to know when traveling. But really, most of what was in P90x were standard routines, just packaged into something doable for a novice. And I learned to not expect to enjoy everything in the gym. That there were some things I wouldn't want to do but should do. That was good info.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 26, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    After finally curing my sore right shoulder, I've recently developed a stiff neck. I've had an MRI, and just this past week had a consultation with a neurosurgeon. After he looked at my MRI, he said I had 3 things going on, none of which surgery could improve: Arthritis, some disc de-generation, and bone spurs. He just recommended taking over the counter meds like Advil. He did think cortisone injections might help. so I am having one in 2 weeks. When I mentioned that I swim regularly, he did say to keep doing it, it will keep the muscles looser.
    Just curious, has anyone had cortisone injections for this issue, and did they help?
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    Oct 26, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    If you're getting a stiff neck from Skull Crushers, it's most likely you're unconsciously lifting your head up during the movement. Pay attention to keep your neck relaxed during this exercise and your head flat on the bench.
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    Oct 27, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidThese days, I seem to get stiff neck often while working out my shoulders or doing skull crushers. I have been working out for a while, and I never had this problem. Any suggestion based on experience of those who faced similar problem would be appreciated.


    Do you take viagra?
    haha, just joking, maybe try epsom salt baths or a castor oil heat pack on the neck or massaging your neck with peanut oil, maybe try all of these for a month each to see which works best for you, good luck and let me know which works