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Front of neck feels tight on left and headaches. Could some muscle be strained ?

hi there my front of neck feels tight on left and right side and under jaw combined with headache shortly after i lift any weights even if very light weight. also if i sleep and lie with head down or to left or right I get same symptoms. I know I strained myself lifting heavy weights a couple months ago . could i have strained my neck muscles? how long till it heals?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
. The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain.
To get relief from the pain and for quick healing:
1. Do hot fomatation at the site.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.
4. Do not lift weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Simple spasm may be relieved in days.
If a few muscle fibres have ruptured, it may take several weeks...

It is better to be examined by an orthopaedician. Muscle strain is a presumption. There may a different issues - nerves, bones like problems of the cervical spine
See the doctor / get examined..

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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