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Suffering from stiff neck. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:hello doctor
User:i am suffering from stiff neck from yesterday morning
Doctor:Have you tried any treatment for the stiff neck?
Doctor:Does it hurt while you turn / move the head?
User:not yet i have been appling zandu balm and putting hot water massage
User:yes it is paining when i turn my head
User:i got this after i woke up yesterday morning
Doctor:Has the massage helped with the pain/stiffness?
Doctor:Are you feeling better?
User:yes it got reduced little bit but again it is comming
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:Stiff neck usually is due to muscle strain / pull.
Doctor:It occurs commonly due to improper position while sleeping.
Doctor:Such muscle strains resolve spontaneously with time.
Doctor:Pain balms and heat compression speed up the recovery in many cases.
User:what can i do any home remedies
Doctor:It's unfortunate that it hasn't helped much in your case.
Doctor:SO I suggest you to apply medicated formulas such as volini gel / spray.
Doctor:Alternate brands are powergesic.
Doctor:Continue to warm compression with hot water bags and avoid sudden movements of the neck.
Doctor:Symptoms should resolve in a the next day or two.
User:any tablets i can take
Doctor:If symptoms worsen, you will need a soft neck collar.
Doctor:The medicated formula I suggested has medical drugs which act locally at the applied region.
Doctor:That should suffice.
Doctor:If symptoms do not feel better, you can take other pain killers such as brufen through a prescription from a doctor nearby.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:any neck exercises i can do releive
Doctor:Avoid neck exercises when you have pain.
Doctor:The exercise will aggravate the problem.
Doctor:You can perform any form of exercises when you are better.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thats all docts
User:thank you very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thats all doctor thankyou very much
Doctor:In addition,
Doctor:make sure the mattress and pillows you use is not too hard or too soft.
Doctor:And do not use more than one pillow for the neck.
Doctor:If you feel pain or discomfort with the current position / pillow, you need to change it accordingly.
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