Im 33 now.
About 7 years ago i had a traumatic hit on my neck, so traumatic that i thought i was going to blank out. 2 days later after that incident i couldn't get out of my bed and i literally couldn't look left and right. Took about a week to get back to normality.
About 2 years later after the first time i had a traumatic hit, the same pain came back and my neck just locked for no reason. Went away after a week.
Last year, every 3 or 4 months my neck just swells up, locks and i cant look left and right. I have zero idea whats happening. I have been doing all the exercises taking meds and stretches but still nothing. It keeps coming back after 3-4 months for no reason.
Anyone else just get a swollen neck (cervical section) for no apparent reason?
Im thinking of getting x-rays or MRI scan done but should i go when its swollen or after a week of icing and its better? And which one x-ray or mri?
Thank you in advance for all your help.