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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. Craig Morton
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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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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
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Managing neck pain (Tip)

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

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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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?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have neck pain?

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)

Neck pain: massage from the skull down towards the heart - like a toothpaste squeeze - remove acids. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Managing neck pain (Tip)

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

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What may be the cause of neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular, ligament, disc or nerve pain. Please see your pcp for initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck pain and stuffiness when i yarn?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Managing neck pain (Tip)

Neck pain can be due to position, stress or a cervical problem. Watch posture and sleep position. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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I have neck pain how to heal that pain?

I have neck pain how to heal that pain?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. This can also lead to muscle spasm which limits range of motion in the neck. See your physician if these symptoms don't improve in 1-2 weeks or sooner if you also have headaches and/or fever. ...Read more

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Causes of neck pain and dimming vision?

Causes of neck pain and dimming vision?

Migraine?: All signs of possible migraine headache. Would recommend seeing a headache specialist to see if they may help. Sometimes pain may emanate from the neck and if not better may consider a neck evaluation. Typically though neck pain will not affect the vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing neck pain (Tip)

Neck pain from paraspinal spasms can cause problems like dizziness and mild nausea. ...See more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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