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pulled muscle

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happygolucky0 Sun 09-Feb-14 10:33:52

hi just wondering if anyone know much about this. I have had a pain in my neck (sounds draft writing that) for a few weeks. Not sure if it is worth bothering the gp as guess I is a strained muscle. Not sure if you even have muscles in you neck tbh.
Anyone else ever had this or have knowledge of how long it could take to settle down?

crazykat Sun 09-Feb-14 10:39:31

I've had it a few times and can take anywhere from a week to a couple of months to get better. I usually take ibuprofen for it and go the the GP if it lasts longer than two weeks.

A wheat bag or hot water bottle can help with the pain.

If its very painful I go sooner as sometimes it needs stronger painkillers and higher dose of ibuprofen which is prescription only.

In your case I'd go to the GP as you've had it a few weeks.

happygolucky0 Sun 09-Feb-14 11:06:35

thanks crazycat.

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