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 ?
Your issue with your back must be checked by a doctor if it continues. As far as supplements and nutrition goes, are any of your teammates a registered nutritionist or dietitian? If not, I would be more careful what type of supplements they are suggesting for you to take. There are thousands of supplements out there and you have to be careful which ones you are going to choose, how much dosage and for what purpose.
It is great you are so active; keep up the good work.
About the pain, I would see a doctor about it, to rule out any underlying condition. I hope all the running has not started to compress your spine. Ice or heat may help in the meantime. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation may also help until you get this checked out.
About supplements, you will want to speak with a Registered Dietitian.
I also believe that you will want to assess your running style; you may be tightening that painful area and it has caught up with you.
Please be sure to eat a balanced diet with enough water intake.
No worries, just nip this in the bud.