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What are some good ways to correct a stiff neck?

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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Neck: Neck is stiff? We need to know the answer to a few questions. History of trauma? Recent strep infection? Having a fever or headache? Or simply did you sleep in a wrong position? Providing there are no yes answers to the first 3 questions, heat pads, gentle massage, passive range of motion exercise and non steroidal such as Ibuprofen is usually enough.If symptoms persist, please see a doctor.
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Dr. Michael Rimlawi
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Stiff neck: Neck pain can be caused by and not limited to: incorrect positioning a for prolong period of time, facet arthropathy, muscle strain, bone spurs, degenerative disc disease, stress/tension, herniated disc, meningitis. The main contributor to pain is one's lifestyle. If neck pain persists it's important to see your pcp. They will most likely first recommend an nsaid, a muscle relaxant, and rest.
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