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3yo with a Cricked Neck?????

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mammabelleboo Fri 17-Oct-08 11:42:22

Went to get my 3 yo dd out of bed this morning....she was led on her back, moved her head and screamed in pain....saying her neck hurt sad. For 45 mins she was in tears and every time she moved her neck in a certain way she would scream in pain. Rang the out of hours doc who suggested the max dose of Calpol and if no better to take her to doc. We did this and she seemed to improve, said pain gone and had breakfast.

Encouraged her to help make a jelly - but cried when she tried to pull herself up onto a chair and also when I encouraged her onto the floor for a dolly's picnic. All she wants to do is sit in the chair and watch TV. Won't hold her head straight sad. We are off to the docs in a bit, but just wondered if anyone else has experienced this?

Am sure it's just a cricked neck and it has frightened her - she is walking about stiff as a robot and won't move her head - although she does still seem in pain sometimes when she moves her head.

It's her birthday tomorrow and am wondering whether to cancel her party - we are having a bouncy castle and am worried that it might do more damage (that's assuming I can even get her on it).

Feel so sorry for her and am so narked at the timing of it all.

gingerninja Fri 17-Oct-08 11:47:41

What about a hot water bottle, a warm bath and some gentle massage in the area affected (although I'm no expert) Having a cricked neck is rotten. I wouldn't cancel her party but she might not want to bounce much if she's uncomfortable.

mammabelleboo Fri 17-Oct-08 11:53:00

Hi Ginger
Tried the hot water bottle and the massage - but she'll only put up with it for so long. Am really loathe to cancel her party and dh says leave it and see. Maybe we'll see what the doc says....

gingerninja Fri 17-Oct-08 11:56:59

Good idea. I think unfortunately it's a matter of time being the healling power with a cricked neck as I'm assuming it's a muscle or something (as you can see, i'm not a medical person!)

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