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So it would certainly seem that you may have a trapezius strain (muscle) and perhaps some spasm as well from your work.
Do you have any other symptoms at all that you have not mentioned? Pain down the arm? Tingling down the arm? A rash in the area of the pain?
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it does not sound like you have a herniated disc in your neck... this is on the list but unlikely given the pain right along the musculature on one side
more likely this is muscular and something called 'torticollis'....
basically a neck strain
No other symptoms at all
Sorry computer froze
the typical treatment for this is motrin or similar medication along with a muscle relaxant
heat at this point might be more help than ice
I thought ice would help but doesn't seem too
didn't think heat was for strains
if you have access to a good primary care physician it might be worth your while to get in and get seen as a couple of days of a good pain reliever and muscle relaxor would be of great help IF this is truly muscular (and it sounds like it is)
what do I know >>
the other benefit of being seen is so that a good muscular and nerve exam can be done to maker sure this is simply a muscle spasm/strain
again, it does sound like that
I think I'm also sleeping wrong on it due to the pain and making it worse
that's certainly possible
are you taking any medicine right now?
Go it. I was hoping to avoid visit
no taking nothing for it
you might be able to
I take advil for headaches thats it
you could certainly try the motrin, warm compresses, and rest
and you will likely get better slowly
the right medicines can help break spasm faster, so that would be the benefit of getting seen, along with ruling out unlikely causes
Sounds good, Now I can tell my wife I was ordered to sit down and watch TV
Mad Man repeats here I come !!
yes, you can. now go turn on ESPN and have her bring you food.
Nice. Ill tell her you said that not me !!
good luck. hope you feel better soon. if you develop symptoms in the arm or any numbness or weakness of the arm then you absolutely should be seen as soon as possible. but you will likely get better slowly with heat, rest, and motrin.
do you have any final questions for me?
No that will do it. I will try heat and advil and watch for any other symptoms.
Thank you !
you are welcome
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By the way, your advice worked like a charm. Neck is back to 100%
Thank you !!