What can I use to relieve this pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders? I have tried heating pads and a hot shower and neither seem to help. I can't even turn my neck without being in pain.
Actually, now that I think of it... isn't this from an accident you were in a year or two ago?? You really need to get back to the doc if the pain keeps coming back!! Maybe even more PT... something!! Hope you feel better soon!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 1:02 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
I am a sports med professional, and deal with stuff like this often... I can tell you that heat can often make the pain worse!! Heat should never be used in the first 1-2 weeks of the onset of pain. Try ICE for 20 minutes, let the area NATURALLY warm up to the same temp as the rest of your skin, then ice again. DO this as often as you can!! Also ibuprofen works better the tylenol for more reasons that I care to type right now. If this continues for more then 2-3 days, if it's getting worse or if pain/tingling/numbness travels down your arm SEE A DOC!!
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