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help! 6 yr old dd can't get out of bed because her neck hurts?

(29 Posts)
somuchtosortout Sun 05-May-13 08:06:03

She is ok otherwise. Didn't know this could happen to children?! She's lying on her side and if I try even a gentle movement she howls in pain.
And no ice in the house as freezer wad turned off by accident a few days ago, so I chucked everything out and it is empty!
Any advice welcomethanks

jitterbug85 Sun 05-May-13 14:14:43

Sounds like she slept on it funny. Apply a cold pack rather than heat. Heat encourages swelling.

BiscuitMillionaire Sun 05-May-13 14:20:19

My DS got this, also when he was 6. He couldn't even crawl to the toilet he was in such pain. But it was just a 'cricked' neck, he was fine by the next day.

PJM18 Sun 05-May-13 23:01:14

Hi. My 6 yr old had this a few months ago. He woke crying saying the back of his neck was sore. After I gave him calpol and out a heat pad on it he seemed fine and went to school. It remained slightly sore for a few days and his head was tilted a bit to the side. I also noticed that one shoulder was higher than the other for a few days. I think it's called torticollis or 'cricked neck'. I tried to encourage him to rest if possible and also gave him gentle massages of his neck and shoulders.

AnyFucker Sun 05-May-13 23:13:31

Sounds like an acute torticollis

If it is settling, give her ibuprofen and use a warmpack/hot water bottle

the pain is called by muscle spasm and will improve in a couple of days if she is otherwise well

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