I might suggest Robax, it's what I take when I have back spasms. I wonder if it would help your neck & shoulder... But check if it contains any NSAID, I am not sure about
As for stretches, some very gentle ones that I often do when I have stiffness or pain:
Wrap your arms around yourself (give your self a hug) and gently lower your chin to your chest. If it doesn't hurt, gently roll your head from side to side.
Sit in a chair with your knees about
shoulder width apart. Gently bend over and place your hands or at least finger tips on the floor on either side of one foot. Hold for a bit. Then place your hands between your feet, hold. Then on either side of the other foot. (This actually helps stretch the back more, but may help with shoulder/neck too).
My favourite shoulder stretch uses a resistance band - do you have one? It's hard to describe so I was trying to find a youtube video of it and of course I can't find one. If you have a resistance band I will try to describe it to you.
Female, 51, Vancouver BC
Pancolitis: Currently in remission
Jan-Mar2009: Asacol HD. Resulted in severe joint pain and no discernible benefit.
May26-Sep4/2016: Mezavant 4800 mg
Sep5/2016 - : Mezavant 2400 mg
Post Edited (Serenity Now) : 12/7/2017 3:27:09 PM (GMT-7)