I was doing overhead press and felt some pressure in my neck (I think I was straining my neck while I did them - weight was too heavy?). My neck was pretty sore after and I had trouble rotating it, but that went away after a day or two.
I did overhead press a week later; felt alright during the exercise, but afterwards, I had the same problem with my neck.
Two days later, I did back squats, and I think I aggravated the problem probably because sometimes my bar position wasn't ideal and it rested on a vertebrae for a little (shit).
There is no pain now, but a decent amount of discomfort that extends to my right upper back, and my neck's range of motion is a bit screwy.
Is there a certain amount of time I should wait before convincing myself that this is a serious problem and not something that will go away in a couple of days?
Side question: Has anyone had this experience after overhead press - any tips? However, I think there's a greater chance that this is because of the back squat.
Edit: It actually feels a little better when I press on my right upper back with my right hand. Not sure what that means. Lifting my right arm seems to alleviate pain - left arm not as much.
Update: Long over due, but nothing ever came out of this. I was fine in a few days. A now, a couple years later, no neck issues.