Two Fridays ago, after a shower at night, I noticed the ache on my right upper back that seems to gradually affect the right side of my neck as well. I was a little worried but was hoping that it would be gone after a good night sleep.

However, I woke up in the middle of the night feeling sharp pain around that area (it was difficult to pinpoint the exact spot of the pain), so much so that I could fall back to sleep. I had to wake up, had some early breakfast and painkiller.

I had to stop all my exercises, including my weekly Sunday yoga class, to properly recover. Fortunately, by Monday, it was more or less gone.

I am still not entirely sure what caused it. My best guess is that I may have performed improperly the crunches or a particular yoga pose on Friday.

That it struck again. Somehow, due to "bad" pillows back home (they were uncomfortable), I sort of reinjured that area by sleeping on my side (I usually sleep on my side if my nose is not blocked). So I did what I did before to recover: used heat pack twice a day in the day and heat rub twice a day in the evening and night.

I'm almost healed. I still stay away from yoga and swimming though. Had to do treadmill for exercise.
2 Responses
  1. William Says:

    Spank those bad pillows

  2. Jaded Jeremy Says:

    Even better, my mum's going to throw them away :)