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Suggest remedy for persistent neck pain post child birth

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Posted on Mon, 7 Dec 2015
Question: Hi,
Im 35 femle. Just gave birth to my third child and i work as a makeup artisit . I get these days pain at the back of my neck . Just behind my ear . It goes and comes back . And when i get it i then get pain at my forehead or some pressure around my face . The pain is sometimes too painful . What could be a reason of it ? And what is the treatment
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, gabapentin

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The neck should first be examined for tenderness and proper movement in all directions. If any concern is there, x ray cervical spine , lateral view can be advised to look for possible compression, degenerative changes, joint space narrowing , spondylosis etc. NSAIDs like Celecoxib, muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine or tizanidine can be prescribed for 10 days. Most likely the symptoms will improve. Gabapentin can be added initially or at a later stage if the pain is severe as graded by your doctor. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D plus calcium supplementation can also be advised accordingly. Physiotherapy, exercises and posture correction can also be advised related to your profession and day to day work.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Suggest remedy for persistent neck pain post child birth

Brief Answer: NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, gabapentin Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern The neck should first be examined for tenderness and proper movement in all directions. If any concern is there, x ray cervical spine , lateral view can be advised to look for possible compression, degenerative changes, joint space narrowing , spondylosis etc. NSAIDs like Celecoxib, muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine or tizanidine can be prescribed for 10 days. Most likely the symptoms will improve. Gabapentin can be added initially or at a later stage if the pain is severe as graded by your doctor. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D plus calcium supplementation can also be advised accordingly. Physiotherapy, exercises and posture correction can also be advised related to your profession and day to day work. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil