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Suggest treatment for pain and stiffness in neck muscles

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Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014
Question: I had a Chiropratic neck adjustment a week ago, I feel some soreness when I lean my head foward and a pulling feeling under the back of the neck when I lean my head foward. Does This take a week or two to heal up normally ?

Or is it just nerve endings that need to heal after the stress of the adjustment.
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Muscle relaxant drug helps

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The symptoms you have are suggestive of stiffness (spasm) of neck muscles. You will get over it in a few days time (3-5 days).I have following suggestion for you-
1. Hot water fomentation with gentle side to side neck exercise.
2. Muscle relaxant drugs (prescription only) like Thiocolchicoside and Ibuprofen helps.
Hope this helps. I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

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Brief Answer: Muscle relaxant drug helps Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for posting I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The symptoms you have are suggestive of stiffness (spasm) of neck muscles. You will get over it in a few days time (3-5 days).I have following suggestion for you- 1. Hot water fomentation with gentle side to side neck exercise. 2. Muscle relaxant drugs (prescription only) like Thiocolchicoside and Ibuprofen helps. Hope this helps. I shall be glad to answer any further query. Take care