#1
So last night I was at a conert headbanging like mad as usual, and now its the following day and my neck hurts like hell (I get this so much I should really come up with a name for it)

Anyway, since the pit has a good population of metalheads, anyone care to give any advice on how to help with or get rid of this pain, or is there something I can do to avoid hurting as much next time (other than not headbang so much). Yeah, its not so bad that it drives me insane, but it does hurt alot.

So yeah, all help is appreciated, thanks
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#4
when your headbanging, dont just move your head like crazy with your body still, put more movement into your body aswell while your doing it, i survived Sabaton with only cracked ribs thanks to that, rather than an injured neck aswell as cracked ribs (some guy lunched his elbow point full force in, Motorhead two days later didnt help either)
#5
Harden the fvck up.


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#6
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(I get this so much I should really come up with a name for it)

i call it a bang-over


i cant remember where i heard it......but its awesome anyways!
#7
toughen up

All that pain is just your neck muscles getting ripped, which is how muscles get bigger and stronger
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#8
It's called a headbang hangover. Duh.

I just man up and deal with it.
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when your headbanging, dont just move your head like crazy with your body still, put more movement into your body aswell while your doing it, i survived Sabaton with only cracked ribs thanks to that, rather than an injured neck aswell as cracked ribs (some guy lunched his elbow point full force in, Motorhead two days later didnt help either)

this sums it up
or just practice lighter headbanging for short periods of time like me
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#10
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So last night I was at a conert headbanging like mad as usual, and now its the following day and my neck hurts like hell (I get this so much I should really come up with a name for it)
Anyway, since the pit has a good population of metalheads, anyone care to give any advice on how to help with or get rid of this pain, or is there something I can do to avoid hurting as much next time (other than not headbang so much). Yeah, its not so bad that it drives me insane, but it does hurt alot.

So yeah, all help is appreciated, thanks


...It's called whiplash...
#11
You'll deal, I had a bang-over for like 3 days, I couldn't look down without excruciating pain... And that was after only an hour of headbanging at full force =(, I managed 2 and a half at Maiden with no bang-over... Two nights in a row =P
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#12
Put a brick wall in front of your face next time you headbang. You'll lose consciousness before you hurt the neck.

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#13
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i call it a bang-over


i cant remember where i heard it......but its awesome anyways!


that could easily be mistaken for something rape related

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toughen up

All that pain is just your neck muscles getting ripped, which is how muscles get bigger and stronger


I will admit, its been hurting less and less the more I do it.
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#15
Your neck gets tougher doing it just look at george fisher


Yeah I usually just kinda deal with the pain for a couple days then its gone and its back to normal
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#16
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...It's called whiplash...


+1

And it's ****ing bad for you. Which is why I laugh at all the metal head kids who are going to have arthritis in their necks when their forty and not be able to do a damn thing about it and think to themselves "why was I such a ****ing idiot"

That's why I don't hardcore mosh, pushing, jumping that's all good but the moment somebody hits me it's game over for them and then I leave.
#17
Meh, just take some painkillers and live with it.
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+1

And it's ****ing bad for you. Which is why I laugh at all the metal head kids who are going to have arthritis in their necks when their forty and not be able to do a damn thing about it and think to themselves "why was I such a ****ing idiot"

That's why I don't hardcore mosh, pushing, jumping that's all good but the moment somebody hits me it's game over for them and then I leave.


Whoa, looks like someone has never had fun at a concert before. I was making fun of his lack of vocabulary, not his construed 'idiocy'. Have you ever just let loose at a metal show before? You may have bruises, but you have a Great. Fucking. Time. As long as you don't fucking hardcore headbang to everything (protip: Circlular headbanging is less tension), and get out of pits every once in a while, you will be A-OK.
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+1

And it's ****ing bad for you. Which is why I laugh at all the metal head kids who are going to have arthritis in their necks when their forty and not be able to do a damn thing about it and think to themselves "why was I such a ****ing idiot"

That's why I don't hardcore mosh, pushing, jumping that's all good but the moment somebody hits me it's game over for them and then I leave.


you pussy

I am going to throw you into a mosh pit next time
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#21
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you pussy

I am going to throw you into a mosh pit next time

Did you just troll your own thread?

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#22
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Did you just troll your own thread?


maybe I did, what are you going to do about it?

edit: I did not intend to, and that may be sigged
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\m/
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RazorTheAwesome, if I was a Ditto, I'd transform into YOU

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Basically god wanted to punish people for getting educated/eating apples.

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We all desire a little pussy.
#23
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maybe I did, what are you going to do about it?



That.

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#24
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That.


what did you do? I don't see it
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We all desire a little pussy.
#25
listen to better music.

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listen to better music.

/thread.


why don't you

SEE STEVEHOUSE I DID IT AGAIN, HAHA, NO ONE CAN STOP ME!!!!

JK jk
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#27
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why don't you

SEE STEVEHOUSE I DID IT AGAIN, HAHA, NO ONE CAN STOP ME!!!!

JK jk

Wow. I had no idea my opinion was that important to you.

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