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I think I might have a trapped nerve in my neck and shoulder area

(10 Posts)
FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 03-Aug-09 07:57:22

What can I do to fix it please?

Picante Mon 03-Aug-09 08:00:32

Rest, warmth, if you can afford it see a chiropractor.

sunnyshine Mon 03-Aug-09 08:04:46

mine stayed for a week then went as quickly as it came! nothing really worked but good excuse for massage!

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 03-Aug-09 08:07:35

No chance of rest as DH has had to go into work to see if he has a job.

Paracetomol might have to do.

Thank you.

BrigitBigKnickers Mon 03-Aug-09 08:32:01

Alternate hot and cold compresses should help the pain.

MmeLindt Mon 03-Aug-09 08:34:33

I second a chiropractor if you can.

Hope your DH still has a job, sounds scary.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 03-Aug-09 10:38:02

No news from DH yet. sad

Still in agony.

Had to come home early as feel really ill too.

CountessDracula Mon 03-Aug-09 10:41:48

The best thing for this is those giant plaster that you stick on your neck and they heat up. Also take ibuprofen and buy some arnica gel which is great for pain relief

Make sure you buy the ones that can be stuck on the skin - one make is only to be put on clothing and is useless

deepbreath Mon 03-Aug-09 14:44:16

Deep Heat works well on this, if you can stand the smell!

Hope you feel better soon.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 03-Aug-09 15:19:15

I am waiting for DH to come home and put some on for me, will be about 2 more hours. sad

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