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is heat or ice better for neck pain

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Ibuprofen: Try some ibuprofen, up to 800 mg three times a day. Often that will help with the pain.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience Pain Management
Time to see doc.: Mild, benign causes of neck pain will usually resolve in a week or two. Does the pain travel into your arm(s)? You might be dealing with underlying ar ... Read More
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
More specific?: You tagged "amphetamines"... Neck pain can be due to cardiac ischemia. This means not enough blood flow is getting to the heart, and amphetamines cou ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Neck pain: given the history, likely neck sprain. See a GOOD chiropractor or physical therapist. Range of motion exercises if no numbness or tingling.
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore neck: No dry heat. Hot moist compresses. Need to do range of motion neck exercises. Physical therapy or chiropractor may be indicated. Ibuprofen.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Try starting: with massage therapy, may take multiple sessions. Pilates and Yoga will help strengthen muscles and relieve tension.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pain.: Heat would be fine if this pain has lasted more than 24 hours. That being said, I’d prefer you see a spine specialist for recommendations and avoid th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain ? Diagnosi: Need to know the diagnosis. We see this kind of problem in a lot of situations that you need a better diagnosis to clarify your therapy. It depends on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Your fibromyalgia : You need to discuss with your Botox doctor. This may have nothing to do with Botox and could well be related to your no one fibromyalgia. You need to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Heating pad: This is a common condition and a heating pad helps. I would also recommend a chiropractor or massage therapist in addition to ibuprofen.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Consult doctor: It sounds like you have tried the conservative measures that usually help neck pain. Sometimes a better pillow (that keeps the neck curved at night in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Physical therapy: Assuming that it is not associated with an underlying severe condition such as a broken neck bone, some people benefit from physical therapy.
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