I am not sure what I did but when I got up this morning, I turned my head and got a really bad pain in my neck and it is sharp and it goes all the way up the back up my head, and it makes my head hurt. I have never had a pain like this before and with it being my neck and head it scares me. I don't know if I should wait it out and see if it goes away or get it check out. Any advice would be great.
Sorry that you are hurting. Isn't it crazy how a little turn or twist can cause us so much discomfort?
The usual treatment for a sprain or strain is RICE. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Due to the location it will be difficult to elevate the area and obviously compression wrapping is not recommended for the neck. So I would do the ice to begin with and rest the area. Even holding your head up can cause strain to the muscles and supporting structure of your neck. So try to rest whenever possible.
I don't know what you take for other medications. Before taking an NSAID, unless you routinely take one per your physicians directive; I would check with your pharmacist. They are such a good source for medication questions.
If you aren't better of course check with your physician. Or if your pain is so severe that it is intolerable don't wait, have it checked out. It's always best to check with your PCP. You're coming up on the weekend soon so you may want to consider giving your PCP a call. Hopefully you have just strained it a bit and it will feel better soon.
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