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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

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

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

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your 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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a 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

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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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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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

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

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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I'm having neck pain what might be wrong?

I'm having neck pain what might be wrong?

Could be several: There can be cervical or neck issues that can cause pain in that area such as disc, muscle or joint issues as well as ear or mastoid problems. Problems related to the occipital nerves which are there can cause pain. Tmj issues can cause pain there as well as vascular problems. Tension can cause pain there as well. Infections from head ; neck region can present as neck pain get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have right neck pain, what could it be?

Neck pain: It could be from several tissues. Any thing form the muscles to the discs in the spine can cause pain. How the pain started is important to know. Trauma can damage the small joints in the spine or the discs. Muscle spasms can occur from simply lying down in a wrong position to a whiplash type of injury. Additional symptoms would be important to know. ...Read more

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

How can chiropractic care help my neck condition, doctor? ...See more

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Managing Gastroparesis (Checklist)

Eat smaller meals
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Avoid hard food -- grind or puree it
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Take medications to help propel food
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I'm curious as to what is good for relieving neck pain?

I'm curious as to what is good for relieving neck pain?

Stretching: Stretching and otc nsaids (motrin) are the first steps. You can also try warm, moist heat. If these do not help in a week or two, you need to seek counsel from a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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How do I rid of neck pain?

How do I rid of neck pain?

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 more

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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice affected areas
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Consider physical therapy to correct your posture or to modify the behavior to end the root cause
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If treatment does not work, consider steroid injections or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment
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Can my neck pain cause anxiety?

Can my neck pain cause anxiety?

Anxiety: Any pain can cause anxiety. This is evident by the fact you are concerned enough to ask this very important question. Pain is probably one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical attention. Whether, a practitioner agrees or not with pain being a fifth vitals sign, listening to your patient and carefully assessing their needs is most important to prevent anxiety or other problems. ...Read more