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How to relieve upper back muscle neck muscle tension which

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How to relieve upper back muscle neck muscle tension which is giving me a headache and making me dizzy.
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

The following measures would be helpful;

1) Neck care in the activities of daily living.

a) No working on the computer for more than half an hour in a single stretch. Same for TV/ IPad/ Mobile.

b) Monitors and televisions exactly in front (180 degrees).

c) Contour pillow: Should fill the hollow when lying on the back /straight or sideways. The principal is neck to be in a neutral position and supported. Available over the counter.

2) Soft Cervical Collar or Brace

3) Cervical traction

4) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen etc.

5) Physical therapy: gradually increasing exercises from passive stretching to active ROM and against resistance regime.

6) Electrotherapy in the form of TENS, interferential and laser, and ultrasound.

7) Hot fomentation

8) Local analgesic patch/ointment/ spray.

9) Gentle massage.

10) Acupuncture

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need more information.
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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
In regards ***** ***** Any recommendations?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

You may look on Amazon for a cervical contour pillow.

You may find one which is optimum for you (as it may vary with different people according to sleep habits/postures).

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.


You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

Thank you.

Stay blessed.