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Sprain in neck
My husband is having sprain in neck on the right side and the pain radiates towards right shoulder. Kindly suggest.
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• Neck Exercises. • Neck Stretching. • Postural Correction. • Shoulder Shrugs. • Take frequent Breaks at work. • Core Strengthening Exercises. • Use cervical pillow. • Use Back Support. • Self Massage the back of neck.
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Sometimes due to wrong posture or sudden jerk muscles get strained and it could cause pain to connected parts so see your physiotherapist for proper treatment
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Consult a Physio , needs posture correction , basic Rom exercises to neck n shoulder
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Avoid sleeping on painful shoulder , you can use ice pack , avoid taking high pillow , take precaution while using mobile , avoid activities which vl put pressure on your neck
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The problem could be of disco genic and impacting the nerve roots supplying hand. Better to consult near by Physio as the radiating pain might increase and create parenthetical signs of numbness tingling etc. if not taken care properly
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Consult a Physio
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Try avoid neck stooping postures and high level pillows along with head showers until the inflammation settles
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Posture corrections must. Visit physiotherapy centre for proper diagnosis and treatment. Avoid self exercise and treatment. It's strains seems
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You haven't mentioned how long he has this pain, when it increases and decreases. If we take it as an acute pain need a consultation before suggesting treatment.
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If you can't go in person at least an online consultation via Practo.
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Ice cube massage / Hot water fermentation are basics. It won't allow your problem to get aggravated. If it supports you reducing the pain repeat it twice or thrice daily. Avoid applying over sensitive areas of neck.
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Just saw your post sir, according to your assessment ur husband is having right side neck sprain. Immediately apply ice 72hrs frequently followed by hot water bag fermentation . Do slow stretching by following a neck stretches videos from my YouTube channel. He will be having neck muscles trigger points it has to be released. ANDREW physiotherapist porur chennai
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/ucaheh9_jzrqhifctbr0pz-w follow full body stretches video. ANDREW physiotherapist porur chennai
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stay home safely call me for free consultation via practo app online if possible ANDREW physiotherapist porur chennai
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Try ice or hot pack for 10-15 min thrice a day if doesn’t work try for cupping therapy from some physiotherapy clinic it works wonder
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Go to physiotherapy clinic for further treatment if this doesn’t work
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Do cupping therapy from a certified cupping therapist
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Hello The pain can be due Trapezius muscle spasm or shoulder girdle weakness. It would help to assess if you can let me know what kind of job your husband does. Does he has a sitting job? If yes, what posture he sits in? Does he overuse his right side more ? What movements exxagerates his pain ? Does he have a history of neck pain? Depending on the assessment further treatment protocol can be decided.
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Get a consultation from a Physiotherapist and if needed from a orthopaedic doctor.
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1. Apply Ice to the painful area. 2. Try to avoid hot packs as it can aggravate the spasm or cause nerve irritation. 3. Do not lift heavy objects. 4. He can do gentle neck movements but no stretching until proper assessment is done. 5. Avoid postures where he has to keep his neck bent for a long time.
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Hello dear Thanks for reaching out Pain neck and shoulder in a person of his age is possible due to a trapezius strain in view of weak rotator cuff muscles of shoulder. However a little more information would be useful: 1. Has he had neck pains previously too? 2. Does he have pain on doing overhead activities? 3. Does the pain get worse at night? 4. Does he have any tiingling in hands ? 5. Does he have additiional symptoms like hair fall, acidity, fatigue, cramps and forgetfulness? 6. Has he had any blood tests or xrays? If yes i need to see them too. For the time being i can only say that it is his shoulder weakness which has led to his neck pain. Identifying and treatiing the primary pathology is important. Regards Dr Vipin Gupta
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Consult online with the answers and reports if any
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Your husband's neck pain could be due to neck muscles strain or spasm. How long does he have this pain? Was it continuous or intermittent?
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He should give hot water fomentation for 15-20 minutes twice a day to the affected site. He can use Volini gel or spray provided he is not allergic. He should do neck stretching and strengthening exercises with proper guidance.
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If the pain persists or aggrevates he should consult a Physiotherapist or Orthopaedist for further evaluation and treatment either in person or through video call.
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Hello From how long he is suffering with that pain? He has any past history like fall ? Apply hot water fermentation for 15 min twice a  day. Apply any diclofenac ointment like volini. Then try to do slight neck movements and later start the stretching and strengthening exercises for the neck. Do these exercises twice a day.
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Consult the orthopaedician or the physiotherapist if the pain still persists.
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Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid sleeping towards your right side and over your right shoulder. Avoid forward bending posture of the neck. During the work take some break and do the exercises.
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Hi since how long you are facing this problem
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Applying hot water bag 10-15 min. Try to find out are you using wrong pillow while sleeping. Use pain'relieving spray or ointment like volini gel diclofenac gel. Neck isometric exercises. Neck stretches.
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