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Are there any ointments for whiplash neck pain muscle strain?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Topical analgesics: Most common one is bengay cream or any other one has salicylate or other anti inflammatory medicine like diclofonate. Keep neck warm at all times.
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Patch?: You may also want to consider an anti inflamtory patch. (flector patch).
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: You could also try voltaren (diclofenac) gel, which is an antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen but in a topical form. There are also pharmacies that make combination pain creams that have multiple meds in them that can help multiple causes of the pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes but no: There are pain relieving ointments (tons of them otc) that can possibly calm down the discomfort. But you are treating symptoms, not the source. Physical therapy, chiropractic, massages, and even TMJ treatment gets more to the real triggers.

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