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Hey hi XXXXXXX ...
My wife facing neck and ribs pain
Can you suggest me solution
Since when is she having the pain?
is it continuous or intermittent?
from 2 days back
she can't turn her neck and we ever moving her hands she is getting pain
When you say rib pains, do you mean chest pain?
as per my understanding is she having problem with nerves
It would be better if you can explain her symptoms.
But with pain on the chest, it can be a concerning issue.
So can you be able to explain her symptoms better?
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from neck to both side of the hands(joint) it's paining.. it is not continuous.. it's happen whenever she moves her head or turning back..
no other symptoms
Is she 28 years old?
Has she had similar complaints in the past?
Is she running fever?
no other symtoms...
If she has had similar complaints in the past, since how long has it been?
It's happen while she is sleeping ...
around 1-2 days
Has she tried any medicines now?
used pain killer 2 tablets...
Which one did she try? Did she feel better after it?
Let me brief you.
Since she has had no past history of neck pain, this is most likely a muscular pain
As you pointed out, it may have developed overnight due to improper position.
Hifenac SR is a good antinflammatory agent; but due to its sustained release formula sometimes the effects gets diluted.
These are prescription only medicine; so it would be good idea to discuss with her treating doctor before trying it.
Alternatively, she can try topical measures first.
1. Avoiding strenuous activities including moving the neck.
2. Use heat compresses three or four times in a day.
3. Apply topical pain balms such as relaxyl spray on the affected area.
Muscle strains such as this will resolve in 3-5 days, some may take a week to improve.
If the pain gets untolerable, she should visit a doctor who can plan for radiological investigations if needed.
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