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 ?
It seems to me that the pain in your upper back may not be related to soccer, since you have been doing this regularly. Even if it were, supplements are probably not a dependent variable to consider.
I would investigate what other things you are doing that have recently changed, such as: ergonomics, mental stress, reading position etc. If in fact you are causing some stress in your trapezius it may be related to other environmental factors and not soccer. Are you holding your arms up and scrunching your shoulders? Are you rolling your shoulders forward while sitting at the computer? Be a detective. Use a ball dropped in a sock against the wall to loosen up the muscle tension. Upper back discomfort is not an uncommon phenomena.