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Suggest treatment for sore and stiff neck

my neck is very sore and stiff, has been for about a week, since yesterday I am getting a tingling sensation from about the middle of the left side of my neck up to along the jaw line, tingles, good bumps, slight numbness. Was thinking a pinched nerve or something, thoughts?
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
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Hello,

Due to improper posture, you had probably got a spasm of your neck muscles and probably it was more on the right side. You had done the right thing by doing neck exercises.

However, in such cases taking paracetamol and hot compress can also be relieving.

If it is of shorter duration, initially it can be managed with analgesics and muscle relaxants(i prescribe aceclofenac and chlorzoxazone to my patients).

If symptoms are persisting, we need to take an x-ray to rule out cervical spondylosis or any other pathologies.meanwhile you can do something to minimize the pain

1) Avoid constant head posture for long

2) Use neck muscle tightening exercise

3) A cervical collar may also help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
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Suggest treatment for sore and stiff neck

Hello, Due to improper posture, you had probably got a spasm of your neck muscles and probably it was more on the right side. You had done the right thing by doing neck exercises. However, in such cases taking paracetamol and hot compress can also be relieving. If it is of shorter duration, initially it can be managed with analgesics and muscle relaxants(i prescribe aceclofenac and chlorzoxazone to my patients). If symptoms are persisting, we need to take an x-ray to rule out cervical spondylosis or any other pathologies.meanwhile you can do something to minimize the pain 1) Avoid constant head posture for long 2) Use neck muscle tightening exercise 3) A cervical collar may also help. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon