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how did i fixed a strained neck. it's on my left side and it gives me excruciating muscle spasms. i can't go to a doctor.?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises.

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