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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have a really bad neck pain?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
Some things to try: Use a heating pad. Place a towel behind your head or under chin and have someone pull gentle traction, change your pillow - try several until you find the one that's most comfortable for you. Use nsaid's (ibuprofen/naproxen) at the first sign of pain before it gets really bad.
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have bad neck pain for over 2 weeks?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Chris Faubel
Pain Management 15 years experience
Lots of options: First, one should seek out a pm;r pain specialist (or maybe anesthesiologist with pain training) to fully evaluate the neck. An MRI may end up being needed, but not after usually trying more conservative treatments such as nsaids, prednisone, and maybe pt. Surgery is not usually needed or appropriate for axial neck pain. Interventional pain injections into the appropriate structure can help.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if I have bad neck pain most of the time?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your doctor: Bad neck pain most of the time is a sign that something is wrong. Xrays, exam and possible referral should be done.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain , why is that ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 12 years experience
Fever: You are most likely having fever which can be due to several reasons ranging from flu, throat infection or some other underlying medical problem. Try taking advil (ibuprofen) and see if things get better. It might be a good idea to call your pcp.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Any advice? I have got a real bad neck pain !?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramis Gheith
Pain Management 19 years experience
Neck pain: There are many causes for neck pain that can involve whiplash, arthritis, nerve pain, pain from discs and pain from soft tissues or muscles- depends on quality and characteristics of your pain- you'll need a detailed evaluation.
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