Hey. I just squatted for the first "real" time yesterday; I say "real" because previously I have done it but not on a regular basis and cheated myself of a real workout by using a smith. However, I am getting very worried now - when I went home I felt my neck and a vertebrae on my spine was like protruding from the back of my neck, right around the mid-trap area. It still protrudes now and it hurts when I press down on it.

I remember reading an article that warned of placing the bar too high on your neck or something and saying that it could lead to serious injury. As I was a tad rushed yesterday, I think that is probably what happened. I regret going into it so fast now; and I am wondering if this is normal or a very bad condition - if so, how can I get rid of this (besides obviously using proper form next time)?