Stiff Neck - page 2

I woke up yesterday with a very sore stiff neck. I figured I'd just slept funny so I took some ibuprofen and applied heat, thinking it'd pass by bedtime. Unfortunately it's much worse today, to the... Read More

  1. by   frannybee
    Thanks to all of you for your concern and suggestions. The pain is *much* better now, only hurts if I move too quickly without thinking or turn too far. Physio next Tuesday, hopefully be able to go back to work tomorrow night.
  2. by   NICU_Nurse
    Ah, Franny, the real question is what were you doing the night before, hmm? (raising eyebrow) Or should we ask your boyfriend?
  3. by   BadBird
    I'm glad the pain is better but please take care of yourself, don't rush back to work too soon or you may hurt yourself worse. Take care.
  4. by   renerian
    Can you get some flexaril for muscle spasms?

  5. by   Disablednurse
    Franny, glad you are feeling some better. Hope it continues to improve. Prayers and hugs.
  6. by   frannybee

    Actually, I was in a student bar, playing pool with my bf and two of his lovely mates. Alas, I can't even use rampant rumpy pumpy as an excuse.
  7. by   sitterwoman
    It could be due to stress. Have you been under an unusual amount of stress lately? I have had stiff neck problems due to stress and I have talked to two other people who have had the same. This is to the point of being practically debilitated so it is no joke. For this I found exercise helps and also dealing with the source of the stress.
  8. by   Uptoherern
    torticollis? Usually takes up to 2 wks to go away....heat, pain meds, muscle relaxers.