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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