Randomized, placebo-controlled trial
No significant improvement in strength or fatigue 2
Hormone Hormone Open trial 5 Little or no improvement in muscle strength 3 Bromocriptine Dopamine receptor agonist Placebo-controlled, cross-over trial 5 Improvement in PPS symptoms 4 Selegiline Neuro-protective agent Case studies 2 Improvement in PPS symptoms 5 Pyridostigmine * Anti-cholinesterase Open trials
If an individual suspects they have had a cervical muscle spasm, the initial treatment should consist of avoiding the positions and activities that produce the pain. A course of conservative treatment is usually recommended that includes rest and immobilization, ice, physical therapy and non-steroidal medications to reduce inflammation. If symptoms persist, treatment by your physician may be necessary. This may include steroidal medication or injections, in conjunction with therapy. In severe cases surgical intervention may be needed to repair an underlying condition.