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What is the best way to manage recurrent neck pain?

What is the best way to manage recurrent neck pain?

Stretch and exercise: Since this is a recurrent problem, evaluation by a physiatrist can help determine the cause and guide you to the best specific treatments (depending if the pain is coming from the bones, nerves, muscles, or fascia). Balancing the postural muscles, stretching, and strengthening neck/shoulders and evaluating the ergonomics of your work station are important. Massage/ice/heat/acupuncture= temp relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Better n effective ways to manage back & neck pain . Please advice . I am 60 yrs & have undergone spine surgery before 5 yrs?

Better n effective ways to manage back & neck pain . Please advice . I am 60 yrs & have undergone spine surgery before 5 yrs?

See below: Unfortunately there is no "one size fits all" approach that i can give you here. My advice would be to see a physiatrist specializing in spine problems to help you figure out a program that works for you. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Tip)

Managing Neck Pain

Avoid extension based cervical pillows as they can make neck pain worse. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How to cure neck pain?

How to cure neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain is a common symptom from multiple condition. some are sinister and some are common an not so harmful. Please follow the link on non specific neck pain, it may help to answer your question as there are no specifics in the question. http://patient.info/health/nonspecific-neck-pain ...Read more

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Why do I have neck pain?

Evaluation: The best way to understand your pain is to be seen by a spine/neck specialist. A good history and physical examination, possibly with imaging studies, is necessary to understand and treat your neck pain. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Tip)

Managing Neck Pain

Massage therapy can be beneficial for treatment of neck pain. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

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How to remove neck pain?

How to remove neck pain?

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. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from neck pain?

I am suffering from  neck pain?

See MD: Neck pain not normal. If acute, try massage, moist heat, OTC pain meds. If chronic or persists, see your MD. ...Read more