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Got strain on neck muscles with severe pain. Advise medication for cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:Good afternoon.
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:My wife got strain on neck muscles today while she got off from bed
User:she is in severe pain
User:Please prescribe some medicine which will cure the joints
Doctor:Has she tried any medications yet?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Due to ethical aspects, I cannot prescribe the best and strongest antiinflammatory medications as they are prescription only drugs. However I shall try give you useful suggestions/treatment options.
Doctor:1. She can apply topical antinflammatory cream/gel/spray.
User:sure sir
Doctor:They are available over the counter as volini, relaxin. etc.
User:How about applying Move cream and on top apply some hot water
Doctor:Other herbal analgesics like move cream also can be tried.
Doctor:2. Do not massage the area, but apply a thin layer of the cream or spray a thin layer on the affected areas.
User:ok, how long it takes to cure generally?
Doctor:3. Warm compresses with XXXXXXX warm water can give additional benefits.
Doctor:4. If pain is severe she can take oral pain killers like tab. crocin pain relief.
Doctor:If the pain persists/disturbs her activities, she would need prescription drugs containing stronger NSAID's and muscle relaxants.
Doctor:The duration of recovery varies individually. On an average
Doctor:if she rests well, the symptoms should be better by a day; maximum by 3 days.
Doctor:*prescription drugs like diclofenac, mefenamic acid along with muscle relaxants like chlorzoxazone may be needed.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:I do
User:Thank you XXXXXXX Sir
Doctor:*It is utmost important that she rests well on soft pillows/without pills for faster recovery.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:No, i am done, thank you so much for your time
User:I wish you have a nice day ahead
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:I wish your wife a speedy recovery and good day ahead to you too.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks Sir!!
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