A player was injured during a tackle as he was body slammed to the ground. The injury caused the player to leave the game with severe, sharp pain from head to shoulder on one side.
The first aid attendant assigned to the game assessed the player’s injury and described it as a severe muscle strain, similar to one associated with a whiplash accident. He recommended 2 ibuprofen every 6 hours and cautioned that the player’s neck would be sore and stiff the next day. He estimated recovery would be slow and gradual over the next week.
Instead of ibuprofen, the player applied AminoActiv topical cream thoroughly from the top of his neck to the end of his shoulder. Next, he took 2 AminoActiv capsules just before bedtime.
The next morning, nearly all pain was gone, and there was no neck stiffness.