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how long does a pulled muscle in neck take to heal

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-4 weeks.: If it's only a muscle strain, then 2-4 weeks should do the trick. Make sure you're icing and doing some neck stretching exercises.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
Muscle strain: Depends on the extent of the tear, and how much continued use the muscle is doing. For example, if you're still doing any moderate to heavy lifting, i ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: The nerves that control the sensation and strength/movement originate from the cervical spine i.e. neck. So injuries to this area can cause nerve irr ... Read More
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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If concerned see an Orthopedist or a chiropractor.
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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Radial nerve: The terminal branch of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus if compressed would cause wrist drop. Injury in the posterior cord itself would also ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
You might have torto: You migh hav torticolis and the best therapy is an injection at the trigger point. Usually there is a tender location in the neck and that is where ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time: Time, heat , stretches, pt, muscle relaxer, cortisone injection.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Be referred to a physical therapist for rehabilitation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Initially, rest, moist heat, on possibly an anti inflmatory can help. If it is not better within a few days, it may not be a simple pulled muscle and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely.: Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen to get rid of some discomfort + a Muscle relaxer. Gentle stretching exercises would be beneficial. If not improving afte ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
I : I would recommend rest, hot shower and gently stretching your neck. If you do not have any allergies or medical conditions prohibiting anti-inflammat ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Very likely: Rest, ice and try anti-inflammatory. You should be able to ride the range in a few days.
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