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Pain near top of spine that's intensifying, unable to move neck, pain in shoulder. Treatment ?

I fell around a month ago and for a while my neck felt as if it were healing . Recently after staying at friends I woke up with the same pain I figured it was from sleeping wrong. The situation has gone from bad to worse I have pain near top of spine when I touched there yesterday a pain shot through my body and I have been in intense pain since then last night I woke up with pain in my shoulder now as we ll I can barely move my neck without pain on my shoulder and neck
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

Pain you have seems to be due to muscle spasm over neck and shoulder.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile you can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and pain and muscle relaxants to calm spasm.

I also advice - Do not sit for prolonged period of time in stressful postures
Do not lift heavy weights on head or back.
Do use firm mattress, thin pillow or butterfly shaped pillow

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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