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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on how the stiff neck occurred and when. If there was some trauma then usually recommend ice immediately after injury for 20 to 30 minutes ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Stiff neck.: Massage, tens unit, pt, sphenopalatine ganglion block, etc... With regard to heat or ice -i usually ask which one makes you feel better?
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Many: It depends on the cause of stiffness, various treatment modalities of physical therapy, muscle relaxants, Botox injection are available.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sure: Warm heat is always good for loosening up stiff muscles. Think of it as a damaged and inflamed muscle. Being nice to it, not straining it or overworki ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Should not be a problem. These contain menthol and a salicylate and should not harm your fetus, but might check with your obstetrician for their take ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Try anti inflamatory: It is still a short time but you can try ibuprophen or Naproxen ( if no Aspirin allergy. Can tolerate these meds without stomach issues and not on blo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Occipital neuralgia: (on) involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The diagnosis o ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Serious: whether this is heat stroke superimposed on heat exhaustion or bacterial meningitis, the LP will give answers and with your presentation, a CT scan of ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Heat & exercises : Without more information, it is not possible to try to determine the cause of your pain. Would recommend trying an otc NSAID along with stretching ... Read More
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