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How can I get rid of the pain and stiffness in my neck?

How can I get rid of the pain and stiffness in my neck?

See a Doc: I would recommend a consultation with a physiatrist who is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of these types of conditions. He/she will be able to give you a diagnosis and then prescribe a program (usually physical therapy, sometimes meds, sometimes injections) to help you. ...Read more

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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a stiff neck quickly?

How can I get rid of a stiff neck quickly?

Try several things: Most just get better with time but heat applications, gentle stretching while taking a hot shower, avoiding prolonged positioning as well as restricting some aggravating activities can help. Using a small pillow instead of several or one large one as well as usingtylenol or anti-inflammatories like Naproxen or ibuprophen can help as long as no Aspirin allergy, ulcer hx or use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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What should you do to get rid of a stiff neck?

What should you do to get rid of a stiff neck?

Try Heat, NSAID: Ibuprofen and heat can help with the pain and stiffness. You can take Ibuprofen or Naproxen . If it continues, you can try neck exercises but before you do, i would recommend an evaluation by a reliable chiropractor or physiatrist. Most neck problems are cause by poor posture. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of a stiff neck?

I am wondering how to get rid of a stiff neck?

Exercise therapy: The primary treatment for chronic low grade spinal pain is exercise therapy. This can be combined with anti-inflammatory medication, heat, and possibly massage. Often initial treatment with a physical therapist can provide the right direction, followed up by home exercises. If your symptoms have been going on for more than a month, i would recommend having an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of stiff neck & shoulders?

What do I do to get rid of stiff neck & shoulders?

Massage: You might want to start with a massage and ask the therapist to focus on your neck and shoulders. If the "stiffness" doesn't clear up in a few weeks, see your doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of permanent stiff neck & shoulders?

What should I do to get rid of permanent stiff neck & shoulders?

Permanent is...: By definition, if stiffness is permanent, there is no reversal. If you are using the term permanent incorrectly as a replacement for chronic (> 3 months) then that is different. Proper stretching is very effective in decreasing stiffness and increasing function. Often, this has best effect with direction from a certified physical therapist. Best results before contracture occurs. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stiff neck how i can get rid of it? Please help!

I wake up with a stiff neck how i can get rid of it? Please help!

Try several things: Most just get better with time but heat applications, gentle stretching while taking a hot shower, avoiding prolonged positioning as well as restricting some aggravating activities can help. Using a small pillow instead of several or one large one as well as usingtylenol or anti-inflammatories like Naproxen or ibuprophen can help as long as no Aspirin allergy, ulcer hx or use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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What cause stiff neck and how do you get rid of it its been going on for 3 days?

What cause stiff neck and how do you get rid of it its been going on for 3 days?

Stiff neck: Can be caused by a lot of things from muscle spasm from sleeping on it wrong, to a virus, to an irritated nerve, to arthritis or a disc issue. It would be difficult to know without more detail and an exam. In general try a heating pad and some nsaids and see if they help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stiff neck? Can I heat up a bucky?

Yes: Heat is an excellent way to cure a stiff neck. Just be careful not to burn yourself. I have seen this happen believe it or not. Combine the heat with some gentle range of motion exercises and you should be fine. If the stiff neck does not get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a buisy 6yr old. He woke up this morning wth a stiff neck. What can I give him to get rid of it?

Try Tylenol (acetaminophen): If he has no other complaints like a headache or that lights are bothering him and he is otherwise acting normally, try some tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Howcan I get rid of stiff neck pain?

Howcan I get rid of stiff neck pain?

Rest: I would rest for a day or so. I would recommend anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain persists see your orthopedic spinal specialist and get involved in a physical therapy program. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle stiffness in shoulders and neck which happens next day morning after a heavy excerxise previous nite.

How to get rid of muscle stiffness in shoulders and neck which happens next day morning after a heavy excerxise previous nite.

Muscle relaxation: Hot packs, hot showers and massage are quite effective. Sometimes alternating heat and cold packs can be useful. Rubbing the sore muscle with an ice pack can help. Must learn how not to abuse muscles with heavy exercise and use an athletic trainer to teach you.. ...Read more

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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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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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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...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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Can exercise get rid of stiffness In your knuckles?

Can exercise get rid of stiffness In your knuckles?

Joint pain/stiffness: Joint pain and stiffness may be a symptom of Osteoarthritis (general wear and tear arthritis). Common symptoms symptoms of OA include joint stiffness, particularly after periods of rest or non-use (called the Gelling Phenomenon), and decreased stiffness with use or exercise (after the affected joints warm up). So, exercise can help, but then may make the problem worse over time ...Read more