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    Jab hurts neck/shoulder

    I'm a right-handed guy. Sometimes when I punch the heavy bag with my left jab I get pain on the left side of my neck. It's actually pretty low on my neck and close to my left shoulder. I only feel the pain when doing the punching. I doesn't stick after I finish training.

    I'm a noob to boxing, so I might well be doing something wrong. I think it might be related to trying to shield my chin with my shoulder too much. It might also be related to my scholiosis, though I hope not.

    Is this common? Any advice?

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    I haven't heard of it happening. Check with your coach that you're punching right and if it continues, see your doc or a physio.
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    jeansberg, you may want to check this discussion and see if any of the symptoms sound familiar to you: http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=56010
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    I've read that thread and the symptoms aren't similar. Like I said, the pain is only momentary. I don't feel anything in my arms/shoulder/neck afterwards.

    I had this problem occasionally when punching the heavy bag at my (non MA) gym. When I trained kickboxing for three months afterwards, I never had problem. I'm now back at the non-martial arts gym, and the problem seems to have returned. I guess I warmed up a whole lot more at the kickboxing gym than I do now prior to doing the bagwork.

    Also the bag at my current gym is insanely heavy. They have it set up near the cardio equipment and it strikes me as pretty silly to have a bag that heavy in a gym that doesn't even offer any martial arts training except for fitness boxing. But that's a bit off-topic. :)

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    Yeah, go see a chiropractor.

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    You got a pissy nerve... plain and fuckin simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabwyo
    You got a pissy nerve... plain and fuckin simple.
    Hey man.. I know that it sounds redundant here.. It's like, "hey.. I'm talkin English Here..".. but.. I agree.. You got a bad nerve(could be part of your scholiosis.., but I hope not.. chiropractor??).. TEMP FIX>> after training it to the point where it hurts.. tell your coach.. "hey man, it really hurts..".. go home.. eat 3 ibuprofen and then soak in a salt bath for at least 30 minz.. over time, it will heal correctly and you will be fine.. skip the ibuprofen every other day, as it affects the liver.. This has worked for me.. but.. ****.. I havnt had back/neck injuries.. KNOCK ON FUCKIN WOOD..

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    even if the two above posters are correct, theres a reason most professionals wont give medical advice over a forum or other messaging service. theres an extremely high risk of misdiagnosis due to missed details. go see a professional in person.

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