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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have had muscle cramps from my neck down to my right elbow for a week. X-rays showed no fracture. Dr put me on muscle relaxers and 800mg Motrin 3x a day... a week ago. Had three chiropractor adjustments this weeks... top three ribs on right side were out of place....have been icing shoulder, neck and arm approx. 20 minutes every waking hour....should I switch to heat? Have not taken muscle relaxer sinc8am... starting to feel muscles tighten
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Switch to heat once the signs of inflammation reduces.

Detailed Answer:
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Ice therapy can be continued until swelling and the intense pain subsides.Ice therapy will decrease swelling and pain.
You can switch to heat once pain and swelling subsides. There is no need to switch to heat until you notice significant decrease in pain anf swelling Heat therapy will increase circulation and relax soft tissue and muscles.
Continue motrun and muscle relaxant as prescribed.

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Dr.Lekshmi
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