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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
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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
Palliative Care 22 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Its not pulled muscle. Try using a humidifier at bedtime and take a OTC cough suppressant for a few days. If you are not better or have fever or phleg... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
A few possibilities: Could be strained muscle or injury, nerve inj., infection, spasm, or vertebral or rib dysfunction.Neck muscles attach to ribs, too, so if a rib is out... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Radiating neck pain: Pain due to pinched nerve in the neck or upper back bay cause your symptoms. Based upon age, dangerous problems aren't very likely. A disc herniation ... Read More
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