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My daughter woke up with an unbearable pain on the neck like

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My daughter woke up with an unbearable pain on the neck like on the muscle the connects to the neck on the left shoulder. She can't move the head as it hurts very much. What should I do? Thank you
Hi--has she ever had this before and any headache or fever?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Not before. No headache. No fever. However hurts a lot when try to move her head
OK--this is called acute torticollis and it sometimes can happen out of the blue. She can try ibuprofen and topical capsaicin cream along with a hot water bottle or moist heat from a microwave warmed damp washcloth but if it continues more than a day or so she'll need to see a doctor for some prescription muscle relaxants and perhaps a short course of oral prednisone
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you doctor. We will follow your advice.
My pleasure--any time