my age is 47 years old and i play soccer regularly. but lately after a soccer game i feel a little pain on my upper back, near or below the neck area. i have enquired with soccer mates about this and they advice me to have nutrition or supplements. Any advice why this pain occurs and what i should do to prevent it ?
I agree with the answers given. I think your first step is to consult with a physician or physical therapist to determine a likely etiology of the pain.
As far nutrition, I am generally an advocate for the American Dietetics Association’s Food Guide Pyramid, even for older athletes. Just make sure you’re eating enough to meet your energy needs. Selective supplementation, absent the recommendation of a qualified nutritionist, is not something I generally recommend. I do think that taking a broad spectrum multi-vitamin/mineral supplement once day with a meal is a good idea.
Take care. Good luck.