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i'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

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Dr. James Cole
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Exercise: A hep and stretching with neck strengthening is the best. You need to balance the anterior neck muscles with the posterior neck muscles. Often , the posterior muscles are a lot stronger. Stretching also helps with warm moist heat to relax the posterior, tighter muscles. Sometimes, you may benefit from traction as directed by a therapist. This depends on the cause of your pain.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
evaluation by rheumatologist conversant with fibromyalgia would be a good start
Dec 8, 2013

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