Sore neck heat or ice

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1794411 tn?1321495731 I am wondering what seems to work best for others~ ice packs on your neck/back of your head or a heating pad type thing? I have a bed buddy for my neck and the heat seems to help, but there are times where the pain just feels like I need the ice pack...I have the pain in the back of my neck from a bulging disc in C6-C7, plus a lot of the headaches are always at the base of my neck. So I am just wondering what others find to work better. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Just wandering how many use either ice or heat for your migraines? Does it work? Which one is best?
Avatar f tn I live in Las Vegas where the heat is unreal right now!! And my finances car ac just took a crap so the days he had to take me to see my ob or pick something up I got a huge cup full of ice to the top and tons of water.
Avatar f tn On your travels you may find a pharmacy or store where you can purchase a local analgesic cream to apply to the sore area of your neck, base of the neck and shoulders. The pharmacist will be able to assist you. These alternatives are good options if you have an intolerance to pain relief medications and they also are applied to the area where the problem is rather than getting into your system through the stomach like when taken pills.
9432311 tn?1432825085 each week is another victory. I didnt realaize the difference in heat and ice either. Will use heat as my muscles are tight. My neck wasnt sore the first few weeks but boy it is now. I have heard a year from now we will find our new normal. Boy i cant wait to see where we both fall. Wishing you all the best in your recovery.
Avatar f tn Focus on keeping your shoulders down... When your neck hurt you want to lift them but it makes it worse. Alternate heat and ice 20 minutes at a time... Moist heat is the best, like a flax seed bag, so if you have to go purchase a heating pad, look for the one that says moist heat. Also, you can purchase a soft cervical collar from the pharmacy for only a few buck wear it whenever you are not laying down. It'll help the muscles to relax.
Avatar f tn m 13 weeks and had a sore throat and got a humidifier and I use it every night. Try and ice pack on the back of your head/neck to relieve some pressure from a headache. I struggle with allergies so I have had to deal with a lot this. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
Avatar n tn You might try a moist heat wrap. For your jaw, you might also try ice. Do you have a night guard or flat planed splint to try to protect your teeth or jaw joint? And try relaxing your face muscles, letting your jaw go slack and maybe even some massaging. You might even get the doc to prescribe for short term use if it is really bad some valium to help with the tension. I have very bad TMJ problems, with arthritis in my jaws. I use a flat planed splint at night.
Avatar n tn Maybe also using some ice/heat on your head and neck to calm things down as well. If you develop a fever, vomiting, nausea or anything like that, along with the stiff neck and severe headache, I would definitely call your primary care physician. Best of luck!
1380526 tn?1292839385 Well I can not use makes me hurt more the colder I am...heat helps a soak in the tub or a warm wrap on the neck or shoulder area that is bothering me is more helpful to me.....not everyone can tolerate ice as a means to help if it doesn't work do try heat...but always with either heat or ice....short periods of time more then 15 mins.
Avatar f tn Heating pads or a warm soak in a tub can help to loosen the tight the exercises and heat more then 15 mins at a time.....heat can hurt if left on too long.
Avatar m tn Otherwise, give it time and try ice or heat and gently try moving your neck if you have no history of neck or spine problems.
535882 tn?1396576685 i fell on ice a week ago. bruised my rib area on back left side. was examined by MD .(told no breaks, just muscle and inflammation in the rib area) given usual treatment plan. ice first 48 hours. then heat anti- inflammatories. it's better but still sore on the one side. do you think chiropractic can help with this or just let time heal it.
4722829 tn?1358377222 Ok thank u
Avatar f tn If the knots go away, they are probably caused by muscle strain. If they come back, repeat the ice/moist heat therapy. [Do NOT put ice directly on your skin, and do NOT put a dry heating pad directly on your skin. Use only MOIST heat ... put a damp rag between the heating pad and your skin.] If this helps but the knots keep returning, find an Orthospinologist Chiropractor. Read up on them if you have doubts.
Avatar f tn Ahh, shoulder pain. Nasty stuff. I swear by something called Ping On ointment for muscular issues. I think it is pretty similar to Tiger Balm. Icy and hot all at once. Because my arms/hands/shoulders/neck have been such a mess this year, I sleep with a variety of either gel ice packs or heat bags whichever I'm in the mood for. Have you tried a new pillow? Maybe you need a little more/less support somewhere that could help your sleeping posture. I did finally discover (and adore!
282936 tn?1587874198 t seem to know what to do or what it is, I would suggest you see a chiropractor, they specialize in neck pain and such, also, try putting some ice on it and alternating with heat, this might help.
Avatar n tn ve been applying ice now to my neck instead of heat which seems to be helping the neck issue. Thanks for your help!
Avatar f tn m considering getting some of the cooling devices, such as wrist or neck band for hot days. Maybe a cooling vest.... Has anyone had success with these and if so, what brand has been good? It would be nice if wrist or neck band was good. I think I'm more likely to use something like that than a vest, plus less costly..... Thanks for any suggestions...