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How can I relieve neck pain?

How can I relieve 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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Head And Neck Surgeon (Definition)

This is a surgeon who is competent to perform surgery in the head and neck region. Any disease in this area is treated by this surgeon. Before the otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon (ent), general surgeons were the classic head and neck surgeon. With the specialization of each surgical field, surgeons now concentrate on specific areas of the body. Ents are best ...Read more


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How can I relieve neck pain fast?

How can I relieve neck pain fast?

Stretch / meds: Warm moist heat on the back of the neck, take 800 Motrin with 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) three times a day for a day or two and stretch the neck with local massage. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve neck pain?

What can I do to relieve neck pain?

See below: 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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What should I do to relieve neck pain?

What should I do to relieve neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: 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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What should I do to relieve neck pain?

What should I do to relieve neck pain?

Identify the cause.: Treatment depends on the cause of your pain. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How to relieve neck pain at the very back?

Therapy: See your family md for a referral to physical therapy. This will help relieve neck pain with exercises such as stretching and strengthening as well as range of motion exercises. You can look online at spineuniverse.Com for neck exercises also. ...Read more

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Fast way to relieve neck pain, what to do?

Fast way to relieve neck pain, what to do?

Exercise/Stretching: Many times muscle spasm and tension can be the cause of neck pain. It could be caused by the way you sleep, if you recently changed pillows, if your job involves moving your neck around alot. Typically strengthening the neck muscles can be helpful and stretching those right muscles can be helpful as well. Other thing might be to change your pillow or sleeping position to help decrease stress. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product to relieve neck pain?

Which is now the top product to relieve neck pain?

Depends on the cause: Neck pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), structural or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage. A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get abs and also relieve neck pain fast?

I am wondering how to get abs and also relieve neck pain fast?

Nothing works fast: In life all things take time. Unfortunately no magic here. If you need help with abs, see a sports medicine doc or get a trainer. If you need help with neck pain, see a doctor or a spine specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you relieve neck pain at the very top/back of the neck?

How can you relieve neck pain at the very top/back of the neck?

Consult your doctor: Specific treatment will depend on the exact cause of your symptoms. It could be for example a muscular issue versus a spinal issue. Either way, conservative management like anti-inflammatory medication (if okay with your primary care physician), physical therapy can be very helpful in addressing some of these symptoms. Your doctor will guide you through appropriate treatment(s). ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter product to relieve neck pain?

What is the best over-the-counter product to relieve neck pain?

NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more

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What eill relieve neck pain due to a herniated disc?

What eill relieve neck pain due to a herniated disc?

Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy can help. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. Surgery should be reserved as a last resort. ...Read more

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How can you relieve neck pain after sleeping on it wrong?

How can you relieve neck pain after sleeping on it wrong?

Crick in the neck: Pain after sleeping is not uncommon. The location of the problem: facet, disk, muscle, likely determines what causes the pain to start. Try to find out what bothers this, then avoid. Try sleeping with a roll beneath the neck. If that doesn't work, a pillow that flexes the neck a bit more. If unsuccessful, try sleeping on the side. To relieve symptoms, nsaid's, heat/ice, salonpas hot patch, stretch. ...Read more

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How can you relieve neck pain from sleeping wrong?

How can you relieve neck pain from sleeping wrong?

"Sleeping wrong": Always got a kick out of how we can go something as simple as sleep, wrong! usually this represents chronic mechanical changes in our neck from age, work, lifestyle. With only neck pain after sleep, cosider an exercise program to beginning stretching then strengthening the neck. Consider the ergonomics of your sleep space, pillow, age of bed and if you are a back, side or stomach sleeper. ...Read more

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If epidural steroid injections do not work to relieve neck pain, what would be the next step?

Consult Pain Doctor: Many options are available for both surgical and non- surgical management of neck pain. Talk to your pain doctor and see if together you can work out a treatment plan for you. The surgical option is another option that can be explored with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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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 effective are facet joint injections at relieving neck pain? I had a different type of injection in my lower back that didn't help.

Hard to say: Depends on your pain issue. Facet injections are helpful and can be long-lasting, however if your get short lived relief you may need to get evaluated for a radiofrequency ablation for longer lasting relief (greater than 1 year of relief is typical). ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve chronic neck pain?

What are some ways to relieve chronic neck pain?

Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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My neck is tilted often. What can I do to relieve my neck pain?

Neck pain treatment: Neck pain treatment can be simple or complex depending on the cause. Most neck pain is musculoskeletal (coming from the muscles). This is best treated with stretching, strengthening and careful attention to ergonomics (avoiding injury due to awkward positions and repetitive stress). Ask your doctor about exercises for neck stretching and strengthening. ...Read more

Swollen Neck Glands (Definition)

You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle) . In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a ...Read more


Back Of The Neck (Definition)

Neck x-ray is dedicated to the neck, a complete study is an ap, lat, r&l obliques as well as a swimmers view to visualize the lowest cerv segment and t1. L spine is an ap, lat, r&l obliques & a coned lat ...Read more