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What is the treatment for neck pain?

i recently just moved my neck not long after waking up and i heard a kind of 'crunch' noise, then when i went to sit up i can't move my neck or shoulder to the left without being in agony. turning to the right is less painful. and also to move my left arm it hurts at the shoulder. ?
Wed, 21 Dec 2016
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Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to a musculo-skeletal disorder.

I would recommend having some rest for some days. Holding a cervical collar may be helpful.

For the pain I would recommend taking painkillers like ibuprofen, coupled with a muscle relaxant like flexeril.

Your symptoms will improve gradually.

If the problem persist, I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical exam and a cervical spine X ray study.

A cervical spine CT scan may be needed.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Best wishes, Dr. Aida
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What is the treatment for neck pain?

Hello! Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to a musculo-skeletal disorder. I would recommend having some rest for some days. Holding a cervical collar may be helpful. For the pain I would recommend taking painkillers like ibuprofen, coupled with a muscle relaxant like flexeril. Your symptoms will improve gradually. If the problem persist, I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical exam and a cervical spine X ray study. A cervical spine CT scan may be needed. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Best wishes, Dr. Aida