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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more

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Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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How should you compare naproxen to hydrocodone for pain relief?

How should you compare naproxen to hydrocodone for pain relief?

Different: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti inflammatory and analgesic medication. Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic with no anti inflammatory qualities. ...Read more

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Naproxen vs aspirin for neck pain. Which one is better?

Naproxen vs aspirin for neck pain. Which one is better?

Naproxen: Different people respond better to one anti-inflammatory over another. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are common and some people often find one more effective than the other. Aspirin, while also an nsaid, has an increased risk of bleeding as compared with the others, and at higher doses may be more likely to lead to stomach issues. ...Read more

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Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Both: Both medications can be effective for neck pain. Trying each one separately for a few days would better help you chose which one to take. ...Read more

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I had an operation 2 1/2 weeks ago and am on Xarelto. I would like to take 1 x 250 mg Naproxen each night to help with neck pain. Would it be safe?

I had an operation 2 1/2 weeks ago and am on Xarelto.  I would like to take 1 x 250 mg Naproxen each night to help with neck pain.  Would it be safe?

Don't do it!!!: This can lead to excessive bleeding - very bad idea! Talk ASAP w/ your Dr. If your pain is not adequately managed by the pain med Rx'd - they may provide an alternative or advice. RISKY mix! Not good. ...Read more

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Will naproxen help neck pain?

It could: Naproxen sodium (naprosyn) is a nonsteroid antiinflammatory (NSAID) medication. It can be helpful for many pains. Certainly neck pain can be helped. If it isn't consider getting it looked at. ...Read more

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Rt shoulder pain, moderate in movement, severe to touch.Using ice, take naproxen for oa.No injury. Not improving x5 days. Concurrent with neck pain?

Needs to be checked: You have had this for 5 days and it is not improving with Naproxen and ice locally it needs to be checked by your doctor or an orthopedic specialist and may need imaging like MRI to make a diagnosis andv appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have neck pain for 16 days. Doctor gave me naprosyn (naproxen) but hasn't helped pain. Would a Medrol dose pack help or does it have same effect as naprosyn (naproxen)?

Have neck pain for 16 days. Doctor gave me naprosyn (naproxen) but hasn't helped pain. Would a Medrol dose pack help or does it have same effect as naprosyn (naproxen)?

Different effect : A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is a steroid, that's a very potent anti-inflammatory. If naprosyn's not working, you need to find the cause of the problem. Best is to see an osteopathic physician, who can do a full osteopathic examination of your neck and spine, and provide treatment of your neck to reduce pain . She s/he will diagnose, and order additional tests and labs as needed. ...Read more

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Does hydrocodone get rid of neck pain?

Does hydrocodone get rid of neck pain?

Sometimes: Hydrocodone can certainly reduce the pain associated with neck injuries. However, you will quickly develop tolerance. It is important to find out what the underlying cause is and get treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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