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Treating a stiff neck - 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
User :   is there anyone there?
Doctor :   Proceed with your query.
User :   ya
User :   i have a very stiff neck
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this is since i woke up on sunday morning
User :   however, it has been getting progressively worse
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and had a lot of trouble sleeping last night
User :   am applying voveron gel
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and eating crocin pain relief
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is there something else i shud do?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   am 26
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms such as fever, headache?
User :   no none
User :   slight headache yest, but that was temporary
Doctor :   Has the crocin pain relief and voveran gel helping you?
User :   also the pain had spread to the back yest, but after lying down for ahour or so, that become alright.. yes both help, but the effects strt waring off after some time, and it hurts like hell
Doctor :   Have you used any medications recently before the neck symptoms developed?
User :   sorry doc, brb
Doctor :   ??
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Sudden onset neck stiffness with out fever can occur due to muscle spasm or secondary to few drugs used for vomiting.
Doctor :   If there is no history of use of medications before the symptoms occurred, then its probably neck spasm.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that should help you.
Doctor :   1. Heat fomentation with hot water bags locally twice or thrice a day.
Doctor :   2. Continue local voveron gel.
Doctor :   3. You can use oral antiinflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen 400mg twice daily after meals instead of crocin pain relief.
Doctor :   4. Proper sleeping habits - lying on a flat bed with soft pillows.
Doctor :   Do not use more than 2 pillows at your head end.
Doctor :   Avoid using too soft pillows.
Doctor :   5. Lastly avoid exercises till your symptoms improvel
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
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