Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

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    Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:50 am

    So I've got a funny story for you all.


    Starts yesterday, I'm in a metal band and we're practicing. I'm not fat, but I sure as hell am not in shape. We've got a show in a month and our vocalist really wants to step up our stage show. So band practices have become two a days.

    So we get busy choreographing each song and there is a lot of headbanging. Like, a lot of headbanging. So I go home after practice and crash.

    Now I wake up today and there's something funny going on. My foots numb and I'm tingling all over. I'm half a sleep and really dont care so I drag myself out of bed and begin the 1 1/2hour commute to school.

    About halfway through my first class this sensation hasn't gone away. In all honesty I feel as if my body is high. Second class rolls around at 2 (I've been up for 6 hours) and I still feel this way. Getting kinda panic'd I leave early and rush home.

    I get home and log on my computer and begin looking up what could possibly be causing this. I sift through online journals of every known disease scaring myself into thinking I have everything from an african parasite to MS. My buddy then logs onto facebook and I tell him about it, he tells me I have a pinched nerve and to go take IBprofen and ice my back.


    So here I sit, with no feeling in my foot, itching and tingling with ice on my back, tell you; from one gamer to another, headbang responsibly.
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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by Whknight on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:54 am

    Good advice, I don't headbang but I'll remember this if I do.


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by stale on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:47 am

    It'll probably go away, but if it doesn't after a day or two see a doctor. You could have something you're susceptible to that any amount of sudden movement could have stirred up. I saw this when I searched for headbanging:

    http://www.neurologyindia.com/article.asp?issn=0028-3886;year=2006;volume=54;issue=3;spage=319;epage=320;aulast=Neyaz

    But it's probably due to lack of exercise and you suddenly stirring it up and you'll feel better later.
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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by stale on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:48 am

    Also I don't know your situation. Some people on prescription drugs report dizziness, for instance, when moving about rapidly, or merely going down stairs.
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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:35 am

    stale wrote:Also I don't know your situation. Some people on prescription drugs report dizziness, for instance, when moving about rapidly, or merely going down stairs.

    can be caused by a lot more than just prescription drugs though silly

    and wow, thats pretty funny though how you managed to damage your nerve that badly from band practice, maybe when you go play a gig do more than that and run around a bit? big grin


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:15 pm

    Hahaha. I'm actually not on any prescriptions. I did a massive internet search. If it doesn't clear up by saturday I'm going to see a doctor about it. I have feeling in my foot now and the tingling has been reduced since last night. I'm just keeping the ice on.

    I'm going to start exercising now hahahaha. So my time with dark souls will be greatly reduced sad


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by Emergence on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:49 pm

    Terry Balsamo from Cold did a number to his neck from headbanging. I've been in and out of bands and just can't do it, the strain is too wicked.


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by meridam99 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:07 pm

    Headbanging + Unseen objects = bad day


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:20 pm

    Phill Ensalmo (sp?.. dude from pantera) and Jonathan Davis from korn did horrible things to their backs. I figured I'm young and can take it but f*** hahahaha. This was a real eye opener for me.


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by Emergence on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:25 pm

    Yeah i know it's ridic. It's so un-metal of us to discourage it haha, but it is one of the more unnatural motions we can do.


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    Re: Why gamers shouldn't headbang.

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:27 pm

    We usually stick to less destructive moves, but I had to hahahaha. Our vocalist is a big fat guy and he was doing it, and if he's moving that fast my 90lb frame has to move faster.


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