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Getting pain in lower neck. Cause and cure?

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Pain in the lower portion of the neck.
Fri, 1 Feb 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 27 minutes later
Dear XXXXXXX
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There are no relevant clues in your past or personal histories.
No bad habits – you seem to be a gentleman!

If the duration of the pain has been short, it could be muscle spasm – from posture at work or sleep.
Simple pain reliever like paracetamol or ibuprofen may help.
Sometimes muscle relaxant may be taken in addition – combinations are available over the counter, in most pharmacies

If the duration is long / if there are associated symptoms like fever, swelling etc – you will need physical examination.
If the pain is persisting for long, you should see a doctor, for favour of further assessment and assistance. You may need MRI of the neck...

You are very young. Most probably, there may not be anything of concern.
Start regular exercise – it will be good in the long run

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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