A 20-year-old male asked:
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had spasmodic torticollus this week. ed xrays showed arthrits in neck & back. i'm 20 and its painful. also sent for mri. celebrex/ lortabs for pain?

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Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Pain: Are you asking if this is appropriate treatment or why it is so painful? Given your age, the pain is far more likely to be from the muscle spasm (which can be excruciating) than arthritis. The meds will help, as will heating pads, and gentle stretching.. If it's in the budget or if you have someone who can help, you may get relief from massage as well :) it may take 1-2 weeks to resolve.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013
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