Our expert says:
You're right about Nurofen. You're treating the symptom, but doing nothing to the actual cause, and so that's a short term answer, at best. You need to understand the cause. It sounds, from your description, that you're looking at some neural issue, which is why putting your neck in certain positions causes your pain. I would guess that you've strained a muscle, or maybe even hurt a disc through training. That's something you need to have assessed, and a physio would be able to do that, I would think. Not sure if you have access, but that would be my immediate advice. You've probably just overstepped the limit in your training, and now you need to back off the load on the upper body, and have it treated by someone, and then return. I don't think it's serious, but certainly important to have looked at before you continue training.
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