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Swollen neck, glands, back of head, headache, ear pain, neck stiffness and tightening. Cause and cure?

I m a 22 year old female. For past week I ve had swollen neck and swollen glands. The back of head feels swollen and hurts. Headache and ear pain on left side. Neck is warm and tender to touch. First few days when symptoms appeared my neck was sore and muscles became tight and stiff. Neck stiffens and tightens when holding neck up for long periods. I ve used ice and baby aspirin and gives some relief. Glands in back of head feel swollen. Upper back has also hurt along with shoulders
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case with diligence.

As per your symptom and history there is possibility of acute muscle spasm in neck with or without cervical disc.
Due to compression of this nerve root there is pain associated with it.

For these symptoms muscle relaxant with analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started consulting your treating doctor.
Till time take rest and continue analgesic available over the counter.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
You may need to to MRI cervical spine if symptoms persist.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

You need to take diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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