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Suggest treatment for stiff neck

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Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani

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Posted on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 in General Health
Question: I have woken with a stiff neck, what should i do?
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Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Give rest to the part and apply analgesic

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

The common reasons for stiff neck are:
Some odd sleeping posture
lifting of weight causing strain over neck muscles
forceful or sudden jerky movement of neck while working etc.

Try following which should help:
Ice pack application
Analgesic ointment that you have:mild application,no rubbing
Oral analgesic that you have like paracetamol
Avoid straining neck

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Dr.Pragnesh


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