What Causes Persistent Pain In Neck?
Due to a muscle spasm
Thanks for posting your query.
The persistent pain in the neck with no palpable swelling is less likely to be due to a lymph node as it would have subsided after taking the antibiotics. It is more likely to be due to a muscle spasm.
You should do following to have relief -
-Wear a cervical collar. This will at least give rest to your strained muscles.
-Avoid bending your neck at abnormal position for long time, like on computer.
-Do warm water fomentation with help of water bag over your neck.
-Take a good analgesic like combination of tramadol with paracetamol.
-Take help of a physiothearpist .He will be able to give your relief by intermittent traction, ultrasonic therapy etc.
muscle relaxants might be helpful in addition to the pain killers.
I hope this answers your query.
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