fyi: i havent been lifting for a long time due to a shoulder injury 2 years ago. i finally decided to slowly get back into what i love - working out.
for the past three weeks, i've just had a casual split. nothing technical or serious. i'm just trying to rehab right now.
day 1 - back/shoulder/legs
day 2 - chest/bicep
day 3 - tri/forearm
anyway yesterday i was on day 1. my back/shoulder workout went quite well and there were no problems. my strength was increasing and i was enjoying it. then i went to do some leg press. after one set, i decided to get up out of my seat and just walk around like i normally do before the next set. but as i proceeded to get up the machine and stand on the floor, i just felt like some tendons on my spinal chord got tangled up and strained. and from there it was excruciating. my neck is now completely bent at a 30 degree angle to my right. i can't move it at all. i slept for the last 15 hours because it was so painful to do anything standing or sitting. even sleeping was rough.
today it feels like my entire left neck is inflamed and my top left back is really mangled up. i have no idea what i did wrong. i would understand if i pulled or strained something while working out my back. my back workout was done though... it happened while i was getting off the leg press machine. what do you think i did? what should I do next time to avoid this? i cant even go to my frat meeting today or classes. i can barely walk to the kitchen without intense pain everytime i land my foot on the ground. im straining just to type all this...