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    pain in the neck!

    I've had a crick in my neck for 6 days now, anyone got any tips to make it better please? I've tried hot baths, deep heat cream and paracetamol but it still hurts

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    My chiropractor advises ice not heat !
    Seems to work for me

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    TomT;8378935

    My chiropractor advises ice not heat !Seems to work for me



    ah maybe why the hot baths and deep heat cream aren't working lol :oops: :thumbsup:
    just made myself a little ice pack and going to try it, many thanks xxx

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    I would go to the doctor.

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    DLM;8378995

    I would go to the doctor.



    I'll see how it goes I think, if its still bad when the kids are back at school I'll pop and see the dr, I don't fancy dragging the kids with me lol. :-D

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    kirsty1981;8379035

    I'll see how it goes I think, if its still bad when the kids are back at … I'll see how it goes I think, if its still bad when the kids are back at school I'll pop and see the dr, I don't fancy dragging the kids with me lol. :-D



    It seems a long time to be in pain.

    Can somebody not look after them for half an hour.

    I have had this before, it usually goes after a few days.

    Just try to immobilise your neck as much as possible, you can buy a neck brace from your local Pharmacy.

    Deep heat etc will mask the pain but not get rid of it.

    If you have had no luck with Paracetamol, try using a Co-Codamol tablet, usual Tesco stuff is fine but if you are looking for something a bit stronger, use Codis (soluable) or Paramol (they have different kinds of Codiene in them)

    The doctor will advise if you are in loads of pain to take Paracetamol ever 4 hours, and a 400mg Ibuprofen in between up to 4 times a day. Dont take my advice though if you are not sure, ask a doctor. Or ring NHS Direct.

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    DLM;8379047

    It seems a long time to be in pain.Can somebody not look after them for … It seems a long time to be in pain.Can somebody not look after them for half an hour.



    there's only the in-laws and my boys have only just got back from there, they looked after them for 5 days while we were away (which is when I cricked my neck) I feel a bit cheeky asking them to have the boys again so soon

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    kirsty1981;8379085

    there's only the in-laws and my boys have only just got back from there, … there's only the in-laws and my boys have only just got back from there, they looked after them for 5 days while we were away (which is when I cricked my neck) I feel a bit cheeky asking them to have the boys again so soon



    I am sure they wouldn't want you to be in pain.

    It's a horrible pain - the cricked neck.
    I think a visit to the doctor is called for after 6 days .

    Meanwhile, try rubbing in some Ibuleve Max Strength gel and ..... a decent physiotherapist should be able to help.

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    aircanman;8379080

    I have had this before, it usually goes after a few days. Just try to … I have had this before, it usually goes after a few days. Just try to immobilise your neck as much as possible, you can buy a neck brace from your local Pharmacy. Deep heat etc will mask the pain but not get rid of it. If you have had no luck with Paracetamol, try using a Co-Codamol tablet, usual Tesco stuff is fine but if you are looking for something a bit stronger, use Codis (soluable) or Paramol (they have different kinds of Codiene in them) The doctor will advise if you are in loads of pain to take Paracetamol ever 4 hours, and a 400mg Ibuprofen in between up to 4 times a day. Dont take my advice though if you are not sure, ask a doctor. Or ring NHS Direct.



    thanks for that, I thought it was getting better yesterday but today its worse. I'll take a trip to the chemist in a mo and see if they have any paramol. many thanks for advice x

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    DLM;8379091

    I am sure they wouldn't want you to be in pain.



    I'll give them a ring and see if they're free, ta x

    chesso;8379107

    It's a horrible pain - the cricked neck. I think a visit to the doctor is … It's a horrible pain - the cricked neck. I think a visit to the doctor is called for after 6 days .Meanwhile, try rubbing in some Ibuleve Max Strength gel and ..... a decent physiotherapist should be able to help.



    thanks x

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    kirsty1981;8379172

    I'll give them a ring and see if they're free, ta xthanks x



    Hope you feel better soon x x
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