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Query about torticollis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   My husband has woken me up in the middle of the night complaining of severy throbbing pain on the back of his head/neck. It gets worse when standing and sensitive to the touch. Do we need to go to the ER?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Reading Q ,
Doctor :   It is due to muscle spasm
Doctor :   It is not from heart
Doctor :   It is like Torticollis
User :   I'm not sure he has never had a headache like this before...he was using a hand sander on the floor at our house that we are fixing up...that is when he started to complain and it has gotten worse since then, waking him and then me up
Doctor :   Does he has any medical problems
Doctor :   like diabetes
Doctor :   high BP
User :   Asthma but thats it
Doctor :   How old is he
User :   24
Doctor :   u?
User :   22
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is there any fever?
User :   No he isn't warm at all
Doctor :   I think it is from starin on neck muscles
Doctor :   There is also strain from work
User :   okay
User :   What can we do for that?
Doctor :   When muscles go to spasm they will give terrible pain
User :   Right
Doctor :   Because of hs age, and no High BP U do not need to worry
Doctor :   Meaninng not like stroke or meningits
User :   okay good
Doctor :   He need to get muscles relaxnats
Doctor :   +MSAIDs
User :   okay
Doctor :   Where are u from?
User :   Washington PA
Doctor :   NSAID=Take Ibuprofen 600-800mg 4 times day will relieve the pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Okay
Doctor :   Then u need prescription for muscle relaxant\
User :   okay so we should be okay to use the ibprofen and then go to the doctors in the morning?
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