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Cervical Neck Pain Treatment
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now i feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?
Should not get: swelling from disc herniation and stenosis alone. It could be a deep infection, so it is best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Cervicalgia w/ rad: First..an MRI is needed to make sure you do not have spinal stenosis..something that can go on to have serious side effects if not surgically corrected. There are many causes of neck pain and the cause needs to be ascertained in order to treat properly. Muscle spasm responds well to PT, heat, stretching. Other structural defects needs to be addressed by a qualified nuero or orthopedic suregeon. ...Read more
Went to a chiropractor today because I was having neck pain and said I have a reverse cervical curve. She wants to do a lot of treatments. Should I?
Second Opinion: is always a good thing when considering medical treatment. Your chiro may be honest and accurate but another pair of eyes is always helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Change Pillow: You should try different pillow that will keep your neck in a more comfortable and less irritated position when you sleep. This is very personal and depends on how you sleep. Try very flat, contour pillow, etc until you find the best one for you. This should help significantly. ...Read more