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How to rectify stiff neck after falling?

i fell yesterday and my neck hurt so i went to the hospital and they said that i didn't need an x-ray and my neck should feel better but i woke up this morning and i still cant turn my head to the right without pain , my neck is still stiff,will i be ok???
Mon, 19 May 2014
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Hello,

I have studied your case with diligence.

As per your symptom and history there is possibility of acute muscle spasm in neck or there can be cervical disc compression.
Due to compression of this nerve root there is pain associated with it.

For these symptoms muscle relaxant with analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started consulting your treating doctor.
Till time take rest and continue analgesic available over the counter take rest, and hot fomentation.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
You may need to do MRI cervical spine if symptoms persist.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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