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A 64-year-old male asked:

i have pain in my neck?

6 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ish Rawal
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Vague: Unfortunately your symptom is pretty vague. You need to provide more information like duration, persistent or not, anything that flares it, any thing that relives it and so on and so forth...
Dr. Rose Wynn
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
Spine Specialist: Neck pain can be due to a number of conditions, from muscle strain, to pain from the joints (facet joints), to pain from the discs, and if it radiates down the arm, can be from nerves. See a spine specialist (physiatrist, orthopaedist).
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Several reasons: Could be muscle problem, nerve root irritation, bad mother-in-law. Sorry couldn't resist. I love my mother-in-law. Maybe time to see your doc for it to be evaluated.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Heat: I am not sure of the source of your pain or it's chronicity. I see that you are already taking Ibuprofen which can be a good choice. You can also consider warm shower against neck or heating pad (ensure you don't get burned). Acupuncture can be very helpful for relief of neck pain. If pain is too severe or is not resolving, medical assessment would be prudent.
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Neck pain: Neck pain can be from strained muscle, mis-alignment, nerve impingement. For acute neck pain try ice and anti inflammatory. If persisting see your physician.

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