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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 05:47 PM
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question about neck pain after fall

Sup guys, i went snowboarding today and ate poo. I had my knees straight and i was sliding on my heel edge, i hit a bump that i couldnt absorb cuz my legs wer straight and i caught my front edge. Which caused my to do a frontflip. My face barely touched the ground and then my body flipped over and i slammed on the back of my neck which knocked the wind out of me. Now my neck feels really tight and stiff. Should i be worried about anything lol? What kinda syptoms should i look for if its serious?
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Do you have a decent range of motion?

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I'm no doc but that sounds like one hell of a scorpion, are you saying you caught your toe edge and flipped over, past the point of hitting your upper body (other than your face/neck) and landed on your back?

There are docs on here, however if it's just soreness, maybe a hot shower would help, I do that alot when I pull muscles. Heat always has made my muscles relax, a heating pad used carefully (dont burn yourself sleeping with it on) can help. Sounds like whiplash maybe, have had it a few times myself, it just took time for me to get things stretched out again. but again I'm no doc so take my advice with a grain of salt, I'm just giving home remedies here.

Sounds like a nasty fall, hope you're ok, keep those knees bent out there!
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Do you have a decent range of motion?
Yeah i have fine range of motion.. It just hurts like a pulled muscle. I may have bent my head too far forward which would pull the muscle in the back of my neck and i would say thats what it feels like happened. Cnt handle the heat pack. Gotta warm up the rest of me first. Im still cold from gettin off the mountain
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Just give it some time and rest. Put the heat pack on once you can and you should be just fine.

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There are docs on here, however if it's just soreness, maybe a hot shower would help, I do that alot when I pull muscles. Heat always has made my muscles relax, a heating pad used carefully (dont burn yourself sleeping with it on) can help. Sounds like whiplash maybe, have had it a few times myself, it just took time for me to get things stretched out again. but again I'm no doc so take my advice with a grain of salt, I'm just giving home remedies here.
All of the above. Also, I have used Tiger Balm patches, those help a lot with soreness. You can put them on and they provide continuous relief for about 8 hours (but you won't be romancing anyone cause that shit stinks!). As you start to feel a little bit better, stretch your neck, here's a link to a simple neck stretch you can do. Yoga Exercise - Neck Exercises @ ABC-of-Yoga When doing this stretch, you want to do it slowly and methodically, no sudden movements and be sure to breathe in and out deeply from your core as you bring your head around. Oh, and take lots of aleve or advil, they have anti-inflammatory properties in them.

Sounds like a gnarly fall! I think we've all had them, i've sure as hell had more than my fucking fair share. As soon as you can, just get right back out there!

another home remedy is using epsom salt. I'd say take an epsom salt bath, but it will probably be fairly hard to get your neck all the way in the tub. Try filling a bowl with warm water and epsom salt (make sure the epsom's dissolved) and take a towel )large enough that you can wrap around your neck) and soak it in the water/epsom salt, then wrap it around your neck. Soak and repeat.

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stay away from heat. use ice and lots of it. get some deep tissue massage work and see a chiropractor asap (like tomorrow).im a massage therapist that works with 3 chiropractors, ive seen lots of these types of injuries and i have had them myself.
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It happened to me two weeks ago dodging a skier. Next time i will just run them over but anyway. I was so stiff, I couldn't even turn my head to the side all the way. All I did was soak and have my fiance stretch it. I would lay on my back on my bed and hang my head in her hands. she would get on her knees and do the shoulder rotations like shown in the yoga video dharmashred supplied. I lay on the bed because it relieves all the tension in my neck by letting her hold my head. I close my eyes and relax as much as possible. anyone can do it. she is no massage professional but it feels good and works. Now i do it everyday for like 5-10 min. give a try. Just don't let the little kin folks do it. They might mess you up more than you already are.
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stay away from heat. use ice and lots of it. get some deep tissue massage work and see a chiropractor asap (like tomorrow).im a massage therapist that works with 3 chiropractors, ive seen lots of these types of injuries and i have had them myself.
Cant really afford that. I can only do home remedies. No insurance really sucks
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Try a hot steamy shower and let the water hit your neck for a few mins also.
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