Suggest medication for neck spasms

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Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Neck Spasm. Is their any quick fix or tablet I can take for relief. I cant visit a physiotherapist until this weekend.
Should I take any pain killer
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Kindly provide details of your symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Please let me know how bad are your symptoms.

Meanwhile you can try the following:
- tablet ibuprofen 200 mg 2-3 times a day for pain relief
- you may need muscle relaxant like thiocolchicoside for persistent neck pain.
- avoid any painful neck movements
- give your neck as much rest as possible, cervical collar may help

Most mild spasms take 3-4 days to heal spontaneously.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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