I pulled a muscle in my neck and upperback. What is the best way to heal and relieve the pain?
The advice on the web is not clear. Some people say apply heat, some say cold, and some say alternate both. Also, are products like bengay efficient for relieving the pain? Are there other analgesics that can help with the pain of pulling a muscle?
To clarify, think my pain comes from having carried heavy bags for too long for too many days. It just started hurting yesterday, but I am not sure what specific movement I made.
My neck and upperback hurt whenever I move my head (up, down,left or right).