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What Causes Sudden Muscular Spasms In The Neck?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Yesterday, while not moving but typing at my desk my neck suddenly froze up. I had whiplash in 2004 but haven't had a single problem since then. But this came out of the blue and now I can't turn my head without significant discomfort.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

This can be muscular spasm occurring due to prolonged working in a single posture.

Any history of fever, headache, vomiting, rhinitis?
Any drug intake apart from Motrin ?

You should take pain killers with muscle relaxant like Etoricoxib or Aceclofenac with Thiocholchicoside or Tizanidine.

Just try to stay rested for the time being and be vigilant for any further worsening of symptoms.

Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.

Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist

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What Causes Sudden Muscular Spasms In The Neck?

Brief Answer: Take treatment as advised Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. This can be muscular spasm occurring due to prolonged working in a single posture. Any history of fever, headache, vomiting, rhinitis? Any drug intake apart from Motrin ? You should take pain killers with muscle relaxant like Etoricoxib or Aceclofenac with Thiocholchicoside or Tizanidine. Just try to stay rested for the time being and be vigilant for any further worsening of symptoms. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist