U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

i slept wrong and woke up with a sore neck, so i tried to pop it and it hurts even more. help?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
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 other options to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 49-year-old member asked:

What is commonly used to help a sore neck?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What would doctors do to take care of a stiff/sore neck?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Posture: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Will it be safe to go help a friend with lifting and do physical work if I have a stiff sore neck, upper?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NOT: A GOOD IDEA AT ALL! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
TX
A 17-year-old female asked:

Also because of waking up with sore neck on Friday I kept on getting random headaches why?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
CervicogenicHeadache: Most headache disorders are accompanied occasionally, and sometimes frequently, by neck pain. Conversely, most disorders related to anatomic disturbances of the cervical spine have an element of headache associated with them. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Good luck.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jul 12, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.