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I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Strength Training (Tip)

Strength Training

Stretch legs, arms, back and neck before, during and after any workout routine. ...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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Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Postural exercises: There is no one exercise that is best for the neck. For most people, there are a few that are helpful depending on if the exercises are being done for prevention or treatment of injuries. A physical therapist can teach you how to isolate the deep flexors and extensors. Postural alignment exercises (i.e. Chin tuck maneuver) are part of a functional prevention and treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Back and neck hut when sitting in a chair?

Consider: Suggest stretching before and get up frequently for 15 seconds to stretch during prolonged sitting. Stretch neck, mid and lower back. Maintain good posture with a chair with good arch support or pillow. Have good lighting and make sure your reading glasses prescription is accurate so you aren't bent over like a "c" and strain your neck and back muscles. Consider a chiropractic visit for adjustment. ...Read more

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I have so many neck issues that I need an honest opinion about but this question box isn't big enough. Help?

I have so many neck issues that I need an honest opinion about but this question box isn't big enough. Help?

No help here. Sorry.: In the lower right corner of the box that contains your name, picture, profile and question, is a little Answer Guidelines link that you can't see. If I click it, I read, "Refrain from any personal diagnosis, prescription or medical advice." There is no substitute for a hands-on assessment by a live doctor in a brick-&-mortar office. Sorry, HealthTap is not the source for the answers you seek. ...Read more

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What are the causes for neck pains?

What are the causes for neck pains?

Neck arthritis: 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 sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve. ...Read more

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Have a n the back middle of my neck what could this be?

 Have a n the back middle of my neck what could this be?

WHAT do you have?: Please try again and tell us WHAT you have in the back middle of the neck? Lump, pain, sore, blister, rash? ...Read more

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