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Thanks for your question
I am an ENT & Head & Neck surgeon and wants to help you
Have you visited any doctor so far for this neck problem?
Great, it is actually mys sister I am asking for
She has bad insurance
This has been going on for years
Does she feel stiffness in neck when she wakes up in morning?
She will be fine and then turn and the crick is back
she has to be careful how far she turns her heard, how fast, and what position or the crick returns
By crick you mean crackling noise like hard pieces rubbing against each other?
No the painful feeling in the neck that hurts more when you turn your neck or for her when she swollows hard, sniffs her nose....
And yes some stiffness
ok like a muscular pain
Yes but muscle relaxers are not an optian because they make her sick and over the counter anti-inflamatories don't help
Ok thanks for your input.
Neck cricks can be due to various causes like bad sleeping position, bad neck movements etc
some people get them frequently and some occassionaly
She can do the following things to get some help
She can do some gentle exercises. it is better to move the affected area than to give in to the pain. Do some gentle stretches and turns of the neck.
careful massage can be done by her
and she can use local gels like Ibuprofen or other over the counter available gels which can relieve pain and they have no affect on kidneys
Great idea for the gels!Is there anything she can do to prevent these?
Moreover she should avoid the movements which cause her to get these cricks
Sorry, I thought you done. I see now you were still typing.
should sleep on a comfortable pillow
avoid any sternous exercise
i wish her good luck
& happy New Year to you both
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX share these with her.