Thanks for writing in.
It is quite possible that you might have a muscle sprain
in the neck.
I would advise you to have a oral pain killer along with a muscle relaxant
. Apply a thin film of diclofenac
) on the neck (Don't massage/rub the gel, only apply it lightly). After 20-30 minutes do hot fomentation on the neck intermittently for 10 minutes. After this apply a soft cervical collar
to partially restrict your neck movements and thereby relieve you from your pain.
You haven't mentioned your age or if you have other associated illnesses.
If you are above 35-40, I would advise you to visit a physician for alternate diagnosis that can present in this age group.
Also , if you don't find any relief whatsoever with the above medications, please consult a physician.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan