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Back injury. Pain in middle of spine and shoulder blades, hurts to bend or move neck

Hi, today my friend and I were play fighting and he grabbed my legs, I was laying down and I ended up doing a complete roll over backwards by accident (backwards summersault pretty much) I heard a loud crack as if when you crack your back and ever since, it s been about 5 hours now, it has been very painful in the middle of my spine and on my shoulder blades and the pain is getting worse. It hurts more when I bend over or move my neck up and down. I am a 19 year old female average weight and 5 11
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Hello Dear and welcome
You need to take a complete rest including rest to your spine and neck. The injury might be soft tissue injury or bony injury. Follow some instructions and if they help you continue with that otherwise go to the ER and get your X-ray c-spine done.
1. Restrict the movement of your neck. If possible wear cervical collar.
2. Do Ice fermentation at the site.
3. Can take analgesic and anti-inflammatory gel to reduce pain.
4. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel at the site and do not massage it.
5. Take complete bed rest till the pain subsides.
6. Use hard bed to sleep and avoid pillow.

Hope this will help you. Consult your doctor if pain and other symptoms not subsides in 1-2 days.
Best Wishes and have a speedy recovery
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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