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Intense pain in lower neck/upper back

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I was just drying my hair wioth a towel and jarred my neck or something. Now I have intense pain there and a little in my shoulders and can barely move my head. Is it just a crick you think?


  • Not had neck problems before, but I'm heading to the hospital this evening to have it looked over. It's agony.
  • The doctor at hospital did a very quick check - tested for movement and asked me to locate and describe the pain. I then got 6 injections for the pain, which didn't help much and am now on painkillers. She didn't seem too concerned and said if it didn't fix itself within 2-3 days to see a specialist, but I've seriously never known any pain as intense and constant as this, and I had a herniated disc and discectomy last year (lower back - it's not related).
  • Where are you from? The use of the word crick gives you away lol, from UK? Sounds as if you sprained your neck. It will take a bit for that to heal. Sprains are very painful. Rest up well.

    Best to you,

  • Yeah, from Grimsby, England but living in Vienna, Austria. In a tough situation as I can't get an appointment here until next week, but am flying to England for Xmas before then. Hopefully it is just a sprain and will heal naturally and soonish!

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