Hi all. A few weeks ago, I sat up in bed and felt a clunking pull in the back and middle of my neck. My doc diagnosed muscle strain, and I have been prescribed painkillers and anti inflammatories.
My main worry is that I cannot lift my head/neck level without a sharp pinching pain after a few seconds, in the spot I pulled it, forcing me to droop my head again. Drooping ky head like this has caused a further pull in my back.
I know strains can take weeks to heal, but can anyone reassure me that my symptoms sound familiar? I have been stretching to relieve stiffness, but should I force my neck level, even though it kills, or droop and hope it eases? I can't stand up long with the pain so I am sitting with a drooped head or lying for reiief.
I think my complaint was caused by prolonged poor posture. I hope someone can help reassure me as I am a great worrier and scared2 that I have something bad.
Thank you for reading.