Thursday, August 05, 2010 hugo worm, Community Member, asks

Q: How to relieve and heal an upper back/neck muscle strain/knot?

I played frizbee golf after having stiffness and a couple of tight muscles in my lower neck and upper trazpezious muscle along my spine.  Now the muscle has seized in a locked position on the entire upper part of my neck and back muscle on my shoulder.  Its intense pain that actually is causing my right shoulder to draw up visibly noticeable.  What can I do other than put icy hot liberally on the area and take pain meds?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
8/11/10 6:28am

If you're dealing with a type of muscle spasm, you might want to see a massage therapist.  Personally, I've gotten excellent results from massage therapy for severe muscle spasms. 

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By hugo worm, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 08/05/10