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Have pain in neck and back. Feel relief after pain killer. What can be done?

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For last two days, I have pain in my neck and back (upper side). It gets more painful as I move or try to bend. I feel little relief once I take pain killer but it again starts after 4-5 hours. It increases more if I sleep. Please advise me in this regard.
Posted Sun, 11 Aug 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 12 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Application of diclofenac gel can provide more relief than oral medications.

Also I suggest you to get an Xray done to identify the cause for the pain based on which specific treatment can be started.

Hope, I answered your query.

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