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Suggest treatment for muscle spasm in neck

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Dr. Mukesh Chugh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :1997

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: I currently have near the neck. It is towards the left side and near the place where I can feel the pulse. The pain is not alarming but I ask because it is probably not because of neck sprain during sleep
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
please tell me more about pain

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query carefully and it looks to be the common muscle spasm on left side.To confirm that I would like to know about neck movement,are they normal ?
Any radiaing pain that is pain going from neck to left upper limb region?
Meanwhile you may have-
1.Hot water fomentation
2.Pain killer (Ibuprofen) along with muscle relaxant like Thiocolchicoside.
Hope this helps and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh 2 hours later
Hello Doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I don't have pain when I rotate my head from left to right. However, when I tilt my neck towards my right shoulder looking straight I get the pain

Do I take the same medicine ?

Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are suggestive of muscle spasm

Detailed Answer:
It's good to see you
After going through your reply it is highly suggestive of muscle spasm around neck. So, you may take the medicine as discussed earlier along with physiotherapy for early recovery, if possible.
If you have further query please do not hesitate or you may close the present discussion.
Take care

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