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Neck problems from grappling?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Skyline21, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Skyline21 Purple Belt

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    I have been grappling for 6 years and Im starting to feel wear and tear on my neck. Ive never built up strength in my neck muscles bar a few cylces of weights training and bridges. Recently when I jerk my head to one side my neck will crack (like Mr Anderson in the Matrix!) which I was never able to do before. One of the guys I train with now is out for a while with a trapped nerve due to a worn disk in his neck.


    Im wondering is there anything I can do/you guys to, to protect my neck from the wear and tear of grappling??


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    take time off really give yourself soem tiem to heal , iam talking like a month but a week would do wonders
     
  3. silverline122 Brown Belt

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    wth is a wron dick, and how do you get that in your neck?
     
  4. Skyline21 Purple Belt

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    Worn disk, typo, corrected! Self Typowned!
     
  5. MatthewC White Belt

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    Take some time off and let it heal.

    I know enough about neck injuries as I herniated the disk between my C5 and C6 a few years ago.

    I find that tight neck muscles can eventually bring about neck injury to the musles themselves as well as the disks. I take alot of time stretching my neck (forward, backwards, side to side) and going to massage therapy. Works wonders.
     

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