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How To Get Rid Of Pain In Your 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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: First, find out what is causing it. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
It depends/relax,,: It depends on the cause of pain. If it's a migraine, then medicine may help it. If muscle pain, then rest and inactivity may help. If nonspecific, probably the best thing to do is simply relax as tension can be a common cause of pain. If this doesn't help, a visit to your doctor might be needed to find out the source of pain. Best of luck. ...Read more
If there's no injury: you are young and it's likely chronic strain...possibly from texting, body building, or other muscular movement. First stop or cut way down on anything that seems to cause or aggravate the tightness. Next is to apply heat, preferably moist, for 15-10 minutes as often as you can, at least 4x daily. One supplement that might help is Magnesium. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can't hurt. Next step is rx muscle relaxant ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
What's the best way to get rid of a painful crick in the neck that won't let you move from the shoulder up?
Heat and massage: Try lots of heat to loosen up the muscles and then gentle massage and stretching. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen may help if you pre-medicate with this. If this does ot help, you may have to see your pcp for further evaluatiion and assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause?: Hi, back pain is very common. To treat it best, you need to figure out the cause. There are many possibilities including arthritis, fracture, facet disease, soft tissue abnormalities, infection, nerve impingement, stress reaction & stress fracture... If you've had the pain for a while or if it is disabling, you need to see your doctor for a diagnosis. Then he/she can devise a tx plan. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck pain pinched: There are mant reasons for a pinched nerve in the neck; there is good evidence for treatment with physical therapy; stretching and gentle neck-traction... Esepcially if the pain is only on one side. Work with a trusted therapist and then maybe a trainer in the gym to keep neck position- and muscles optimized, to keep feeling better. Surgery is last option if else fails... Need MRI to determine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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