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

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Dr. Joshua Rovner
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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.
Answered on Feb 8, 2015
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Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017
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