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Suggest treatment for neck pain

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: I started with a neck pain. Like I slept wrong. The pain moved to the back of my head from the left side.
Now I am having neck pain when I swallow.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HCM

Please follow up with the following details so that I can give you a definite answer
-Have you noticed sore throat along with the neck pain?
-Do you have fever?
-Have you noticed headache along with the neck pain?
-Any lymph node enlargement on the neck?

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Dr.Lekshmi
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (16 hours later)
No fever or sore throat. I cannot tell if my neck has swollen.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Since you do not have any associated symptoms like fever or sore throat, the likely cause can be narrowed down to muscle strain.

Muscle strain can occur due to exertion, sleeping in uncomfortable position etc.

You can apply ice on the area of pain. Once you notice the acute pain starts subsiding (usually in first 3-4 days), you can switch to heat therapy to relax the muscles.
You can also take Advil 600 mg up to 4 times daily for pain and inflammation.
Take adequate rest. Do not overuse neck muscles.
Sleep on comfortable bedding and pillow.

Hope this answers your question
Please let me know if you need further clarification
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Brief Answer: Please follow up with further details Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HCM Please follow up with the following details so that I can give you a definite answer -Have you noticed sore throat along with the neck pain? -Do you have fever? -Have you noticed headache along with the neck pain? -Any lymph node enlargement on the neck? Awaiting Dr.Lekshmi