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Left side neck pain and sprain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi, I have a sprain on the left side of my neck........ for the past 15 days,........ I tried bandages but no use...what might be the solution for this....
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   since when are you having pain?
Doctor :   how did the pain start?
User :   during sleep..
Doctor :   have you taken any medications for pain relief?
Doctor :   you can try local hot fomentation along with application with Relaxyl spray
Doctor :   2 -3 times a day for pain relief
User :   no...I have tried only pain balms and bandages
Doctor :   if not better within 24-48 hours, you should get it examined to rule out any possible muscle pull
Doctor :   and get treatment with muscle relaxants
User :   ok...should I consult any neurologist
Doctor :   Relaxyl spray has muscle relaxant in it, and would work better in sprain/strain of muscle
Doctor :   consulting Orthopedics doctor would be better
User :   am having a confusion weather its a muscle pain or nerve pain
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