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Suggest treatment for pain and stiffness in neck

someone please help me with info about a condition that is taking any activity away from my son. he is 26 years of age and been to free clinic in Knoxville but neurology is not covered and they say he needs nerve a nerve Doc. his pain and severe stiffness is found in his neck, knees,feet,calves but severity of pain goes to these areas and can hardly get out of bed some days. has had blood work done and its negative. any help please .also has no swelling or rash . thank you so much
Tue, 28 Jul 2015
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As your son does not have infection because the blood work is negative. This is most likely due to muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain.
This kind of injury can be caused by sudden force(whiplash) resulting from any accident or from straining the neck if neck is already stiff.
treatment is medications, These could be oral medications, topical(apply over the skin in the form of cream or ointment to relieve pain) or in the form of injection, you could try analgesics such as pain killers like Ibuprofen etc.
In addition, heat therapy could be beneficial and this is not very expensive.
You can consult doctor of chiropractic in case of manipulation of cervical(Neck) spine if needed.
Just to be on safe side as my first concern is safety of the patient, I advice you to go for X.Ray(AP and Lateral view) of Cervical spine.
If stiff neck pain does not subsidize(decrease) within one week , then I advice you to seek immediate medical attention for further investigations to rule out any serious underlying cause.
I think this would help you, Please keep record of every test and report.
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Suggest treatment for pain and stiffness in neck

As your son does not have infection because the blood work is negative. This is most likely due to muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain. This kind of injury can be caused by sudden force(whiplash) resulting from any accident or from straining the neck if neck is already stiff. treatment is medications, These could be oral medications, topical(apply over the skin in the form of cream or ointment to relieve pain) or in the form of injection, you could try analgesics such as pain killers like Ibuprofen etc. In addition, heat therapy could be beneficial and this is not very expensive. You can consult doctor of chiropractic in case of manipulation of cervical(Neck) spine if needed. Just to be on safe side as my first concern is safety of the patient, I advice you to go for X.Ray(AP and Lateral view) of Cervical spine. If stiff neck pain does not subsidize(decrease) within one week , then I advice you to seek immediate medical attention for further investigations to rule out any serious underlying cause. I think this would help you, Please keep record of every test and report.