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Taken out by a Shampoo bowl

Sky King2011-10-19 02:26:37 +0000 #1
Okay, help! Yesterday I got my hair cut. While at the shampoo bowl (I hate those things) the stylist put a deep conditioner on and had me sit there for five minutes with my neck in the dang neck yoke on the bowl. Last night and this morning, I have this irritating pain from my neck going down my right shoulder. Ideas? I will put some heat on it and take some ibuprofen, hope it feels okay to ride tonight!
zoom-zoom2011-10-19 02:33:03 +0000 #2
I get this ALL the time...from a certain 4-legged furbaby who insists upon stealing my pillow and pushing my head off to a bad angle.

Since this cat is my hubby's "baby," I make my hubby give me a good neck/shoulder rub. I've thought about getting one of the Homedics shiatsu neck massagers, too, since this happens with such great frequency. So much so that I have a really hard time turning my head to the right to look for traffic while running or a few spots on the MUP that come out at a funny angle to the street.

This pain/stiffness can hang around for the better part of a week, FYI.
Owlie2011-10-19 02:49:04 +0000 #3
Just yesterday I did something to my neck/shoulder, thanks to a combination of computer use and a poorly placed backpack strap.

A hot shower and gentle stretching seem to have done the trick for right now...
indysteel2011-10-19 03:23:22 +0000 #4
Heat's likely to just make it worse. I'd ice it instead.
ny biker2011-10-19 03:31:36 +0000 #5
I hate those shampoo bowls. Such an uncomfortable position, there's usually bright lights shining directly into my eyes. I always tell them to just wet my hair because I just washed it.

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