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Suggest Treatment For Pain In Neck

Hi. A few days ago suddenly I got great pain in my neck and couldn t turn it all the sudden. Like I had slept on it wrong. This has now lasted 3 days. It was on the right side a hard knot and all the pain now it has moved to the left side at the back of my neck. It is swollen. Also it hurts to swallow like on the left side whatever it is is moving towards the front of my neck. What could this be?
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM
From the description that you have provided, it seems that you have suffered a muscle sprain. You need to provide rest to the neck- preferably use a cervical collar. Avoid massaging the area. Doing a hot fomentation will be helpful. Avoid all overhead activities and do not use a pillow.
In case the pain is persistent even after taking a mild pain killer, then you might need stronger prescription medicines like muscle relaxants after consulting your orthopedician.

Hope this will helps you. Take care
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Suggest Treatment For Pain In Neck

Hi and welcome to HCM From the description that you have provided, it seems that you have suffered a muscle sprain. You need to provide rest to the neck- preferably use a cervical collar. Avoid massaging the area. Doing a hot fomentation will be helpful. Avoid all overhead activities and do not use a pillow. In case the pain is persistent even after taking a mild pain killer, then you might need stronger prescription medicines like muscle relaxants after consulting your orthopedician. Hope this will helps you. Take care