Ouch-not what I expected!

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  1. kcjo13

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    Despite a very fun evening last night, 2012 is not starting out great! I was having some neck discomfort yesterday, but I've woken up today to full fledged pain. I think it is a pinched nerve or something. I cannot move, at all. My neck hurts so bad, and it's giving me a tension headache. Help me...!
     
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    Call a chiropractor maybe thry can give you ideas on what to do or certain massage ideas
     
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    Oh kc! I am so sorry! I don't have an advice. I do hope that you can do something for the pain pretty quickly.
     
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    I missed a day of school for that type of pain ... ended up at the doctor.
     
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    Ouch. Many (gentle) hugs. Does heat or ice help the pain?
     
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    Ouch! Hope you figure out a way to make it better soon!
     
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    Oh, so sorry! My best friend passed a kidney stone last night. Happy New Year - it has to get better from here, right?
     
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    Tell us how you are when you feel better!
     
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    KC,
    I hope you are feeling better. Sorry your had to face your first day of 2012 with a pain in the neck.
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    Doan's back medicine is the only thing that helps me when my neck goes out. It helps the neck pain where Advil, Motrin, Aleve, aspirin, and Tylenol won't. I get Doan's at Rite Aid, but CVS or Walgreens should have it.
     
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    Thanks for the advice on the Doan's, I might try that. I've ben taking Advil all day, and it helped a little. I've also been using those thermal patches, which helped a ton. Interestingly, it seems to be better when I am moving around rather than just lying down. I cooked dinner and hardly noticed it, then when we sat down to eat it was excruciating.
     
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    Try a shower and gently massage your neck maybe those can help?
     
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    Ouch! I hope you feel a bit better in the morning.
     
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    Any better today?
     
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    I am much better today, thank you all. Just sore, but not immobilizing like yesterday. Just in time to give the house one more polish before tomorrow!
     
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    ThermaCare makes these great things that you put on your neck that generate heat and take away some of the discomfort. I would try an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Alleve, standing under a hot shower with the spray pointed at your neck, and slowly roll your neck and shoulders. But definitely if it is not better by the morning, I would see a doctor.
     

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