pain in the neck!

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Found 16th Apr 2010
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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