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What could be the cause of a sharp pain around the neck after falling down on the ground?


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Published At June 5, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I fell to the ground landing on my neck and head area while playing a sports match. Since then, I have had a dull ache. When I move my neck, I get a sharp pain that worsens in the evening. I struggle to move my neck to the right and experience the most pain on the right side.

Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

By your history and description, the possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely. So, I suggest you take a painkiller like Paracetamol (analgesic). Apply a warm water pad and ice packs on the affected area. I suggest you also apply a good pain relief spray for local massage.

Kindly consult a specialist, talk with them, and take medicines with their consent.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors)

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