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Treatment Of Wry Neck
My son jolted his neck back to break a fall. I have been using heat last 3 days applied ice tonight. Help...which is better for whiplash/wry neck?
Be seen: I would recommend that he be seen just to make sure he did not seriously injure his neck. That being said, moist heat is usually good for relieving the spasm and muscular pain that can be associated with a cervical strain. Ice can be helpful if the area is superficial and tender to numb it and reduce superficial swelling. So...either is ok to try, in my experience, heat is more effective. ...Read more
Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?
A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis: 24 year old lady with a concern about neck pain. You should have a full evaluation by an orthopaedic spine surgeon in clinic. Typically, rest, physical therapy, NSAIDS, ice/heat, modalities, or bracing are used. Other degenerative problems in the cervical spine related to spondylosis require imaging/surgery. See this link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic ...Read more