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Pain in right side after injury. Pain when swallowing or turning head. What can I do?

HI, i was squatting today with weight on my shoulders. the weight was too heavy and i didn t have a spotter or anything to hold the weight if i failed (stupid i know) i couldn t get back up and the weight pushed me forward and i landed with my neck hitting the bench seat then rolled the weight back off my shoulders and let it hit the ground behind me. i immediately felt huge pain and ran upstairs. now it hurts on the entire right side when i look up turn my head and swallow . what can i do.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

You sustained contusion of the neck and shoulder muscles and possibly of the shoulder joint.

Get an X-ray of the shoulder and neck done to rule out any bony injury or disc herniation of the neck vertebra. If the x-rays do not show any abnormality, a 5-7 days' thrice daily course of a combination of anti-inflammatory pain-killers (such as, ibuprofen+paracetamol combination) + a muscle relaxant, such as, chlorzoxazone will relieve you of your problems completely within 5-7 days.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he agree with me; order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable treatment as advised.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 14 Nov 2013
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