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Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Heat & exercises : Without more information, it is not possible to try to determine the cause of your pain. Would recommend trying an otc NSAID along with stretching exercises. If the pain persists then you need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Stiff Neck (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more


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I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I ease the stiffness?

I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I  ease the stiffness?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

 what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

Hot water: Definitely! The Japanese knew about this centuries ago - hence their tradition of onsen. A hot bath or shower will do wonders! Of course rest and stretching of tired muscles even with some massage thrown in can do wonders. Best to 'listen' to your body... Pain is the language it uses to tell you 'stop doing' this or that. It helps to pay attention sometimes. Now I recommend taking it easy. ...Read more

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What could this be? Should I get it checked out sooner than later. Headaches gradually more severe and frequent-daily, weakness, stiff, sore neck..

What could this be? Should I get it checked out sooner than later. Headaches gradually more severe and frequent-daily, weakness, stiff, sore neck..

Probably: If the headaches have been progressing then you should get it checked out if it's bothering you. Severity of pain has nothing to do with causality. If your neck is sore that's one thing. If it's stiff and you can't bend it you need to have it checked out ...Read more

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How to relieve stiff neck pains?

How to relieve stiff neck pains?

Let me help you: Perform range-of-motion and strengthening exercises while pain symptoms are present, move on to low-stress exercises (e.g. Walking, swimming or cycling) after pain symptoms have improved (typically two to four weeks), avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and uncomfortable positions , use medication as directed maintain normal activity , consult your doctor . Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can I help a stiff neck caused by poor posture?

How can I help a stiff neck caused by poor posture?

Many ways: The first thing to do is to understand what good posture looks like. There are a number of resources for this but probably the best way to learn to take control of this yourself is to have a few sessions with a physical therapist who can teach you. Postural exercises looking in a mirror can help. One of my favorites is yoga which spends a great deal of time working on alignment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help a stiff neck?

What is the best way to help a stiff neck?

Stiff neck: The easiest way to relieve a stiff neck is with a gentle massage and warm compress. If stiff neck is more severe and painful may requires muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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