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12-28-2002, 03:21 PM
After playing pool for 2 or 3 hours, my neck gets really sore between my neck and right shoulder (I'm right handed). On my stroke my chin almost touches the cue, is that the reason or does this happen to everyone? Any suggestions?

Barbara
12-28-2002, 03:30 PM
You may be putting too much weight on your bridge arm.

That's what my problem was. Once I learned how to correct it, no more neck pain.

Barbara~~~never sent in a feedback form for Fran... /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

randyg
12-28-2002, 04:54 PM
NEWBIE: Do you wear glasses???...randyg

silverbullet
12-28-2002, 05:16 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ddb182:</font><hr> After playing pool for 2 or 3 hours, my neck gets really sore between my neck and right shoulder (I'm right handed). On my stroke my chin almost touches the cue, is that the reason or does this happen to everyone? Any suggestions? <hr /></blockquote>

It sounds like tension from is being transferred to that muscle at the base of the neck. I would check everything about your stroke and stance to be sure you are comfortable and relaxed. I can put myself in some pretty contorted positions and end up with a sore neck also. I have found that being relaxed is very important, which is hard but am trying to learn.

Anyways, would bet that something is putting stress in that muscle. I bet a good instuctor could pick it up in two secs. as far as exactly what is going on.

GL

bw

12-28-2002, 05:23 PM
No, I don't wear glasses. I'm having a lesson in a week with an instructor for the first time so maybe he can see what's wrong and work on the fundamentals.

SPetty
12-28-2002, 08:56 PM
Hi ddb182,

Please post back here if your instructor comes up with something. I get a pain that sounds very similar to what you're describing, but I've always attributed it more to an old whiplash injury than anything else.

As to randyg's comment, I do think that it may have gotten a little better when I stopped wearing my glasses to play (although my play in general may have suffered from that... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif ).

Barbara, can you explain how too much weight on my left bridge hand can cause pain in my right neck area?

snipershot
12-29-2002, 01:49 AM
never had neck pains so I wouldn't know much about it, my guess would be that it is something mechanical with your shot, an instructor or even someone with lots of experience could fix your problem with ease.

CarolNYC
12-29-2002, 05:10 AM
Hi there,
Have you ever had any pain in this spot without playing pool or only after playing pool?
Carol

James B
12-29-2002, 11:44 AM
I got a whip-lash type injury from a fall while skiing, 2 years ago, on the day I had my pool table delivered ( it figures). Anyway, even though my neck hurt like hell I played everyday on my new table &amp; one year later I developed a bad case of tennis elbow in BOTH arms. I have pain in my elbows, on the top of my hands, tingling in several of my fingers and still have a stiff neck. My Neurologist &amp; orthopedic Drs. say I have muscle tightness that's causing nerve pressure around the C-4 &amp; C-5 upper back (NECK) vertabrae. I'm in physical therapy &amp; it's helping.. PLAYING POOL and stretching my head upwards to take the shot is prolonging my recovery. I just can't stop playing.

CarolNYC
12-29-2002, 12:00 PM
Hi James,
Im sorry for your pain-I can totally relate to your injury-the tingling as you are mentioning is definitely from the pressure on the nerves-your doctors should somehow be able to relieve that somehow-hope an MRI was done-I was injured on my job(NYC-EMS) and it seems 3,4,5,6,7 were severing my spinal cord-so a vertebral fusion(replacement of vertebrae from a cadaver) of 3,4,5, was done with a titanium plate put into neck-I do not move my head when I shoot-(use too, ha ha ha)-the elbow thing could be arthritic-I had to buy a special velcro like bubble thing that went around my elbow -any orthopedic store-kept the pressure off-but thats when I was shooting 10 hours a day-if it is of any comfort,seek out this wrap for the elbow,it may help!
Hope you feel better!
Carol~absolutely relates to neck and elbow pains!

12-29-2002, 03:54 PM
As far as I can remember, I haven't had this pain before I started playing pool seriously (3+ hours everyday).

dddd
12-30-2002, 04:36 AM
i had pains in my back around the shoulderblades near the spine, but right along the shoulderblade itself. the pain was local and a numbness moved out from there to my neck along the same side of the shoulder pain.
upon the visit to the doctor we came up with the inflamed "bursa" in that spot along my back and shoulder. it is inflamed and swollen causing the local pain and numbing radiating out from that point.
we injected steroid into the "bursa" to reduce the swelling and discomfort. it has done a wonderful job of solving a problem.

i think the pain came from leaning down too far and causing a contortotion of the neck which i feel was a great cause of the problem to start with. now i dont strain to look up with my neck twisted.

dennis

CarolNYC
12-30-2002, 05:34 AM
Hi Dennis,
Definitely on to something here-(you have clavicle,bursae,shoulderblade then humerous)-most athletes(bowlers,tennis,anything with arm swinging) sometimes develop this swelling of the bursa to the point where it may have to be drained or injected with corticosteroids as yours did-this inflammation is not something to overlook-in my opinion for original poster,keep an eye on it-if it persists,seek some orthopedic advice,maybe ultrasound-and I would just like to mention that TAI CHI is a very good art to get interested in-very graceful movements,mind and body as one!
Carol:)

Fred Agnir
12-30-2002, 08:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ddb182:</font><hr> After playing pool for 2 or 3 hours, my neck gets really sore between my neck and right shoulder (I'm right handed). On my stroke my chin almost touches the cue, is that the reason or does this happen to everyone? Any suggestions? <hr /></blockquote>
This doesn't happen to everyone. Get thee to a doctor. A specialist if you can. It could be something simple that just needs a little attention now, rather than a lot of attention later.

Fred

12-30-2002, 12:08 PM
I don't know about neck pains, but I do know about Pain in the Necks! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif