My mom is having severe neck pain. She's in her mid-thirties and she can barely move her head. She's tried Ibuprofen and a few other OTC (Over the counter) pain relievers, but it hasn't worked. She's been in pain for the last two days and it seems to be getting worse. She has an icepack placed on her neck and says she can feel the stiffness in the base of her skull. Will this help her, or at lease make her sleep without being in pain??
She may need to go see her Dr to be sure it is nothing serious. If she has any fever or nausea/vomiting she should go to the ER. If she sees her Dr and he tells her it is just a strain or musculoskeletal pain then she may want to see a chiropractor or an osteopath for a manipulation of her spine to stop the pain and restore movement. She may want to try heat to help loosen the tight muscles rather than ice.
Unless this is just a "kink", I doubt this percogisic will help. If she has only had this for a couple of days, she should try moist heat and give it several more days continuing with Aleve or Ibuprofen. If it doesn't get better after several days, she should see a neurologist. They deal with neck pain on a regular basis and can assist. They are ALL reluctant to prescribe pain meds so she may end up having to go to a pain clinic if it doesn't clear itself out. Many neck injuries are soft tissue damage which don't show on x-rays, MRI's or any other types of screenings. I've had every kind of procedure imaginable including surgery and now have a titanium plate in my neck. That helped a great deal until I was in an automobile accident a number of years after surgery which shook things up. I've been on pain meds for years now and that's the only thing that has worked for me. I'm currently on oxycodone 10/325 2 to 3 times per day. That has worked very well for me.
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