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I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

Neck pain and HA: I can't see how it would hurt, but if you do not have a history of trauma, or migraine or other headache, you need evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...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 hurted my neck when turning it fast and many times. It caused pain. Can i put voltaren (diclofenac) gel ? Will it help ?

Yes: Yes, voltaren (diclofenac) gel is an antinflammatory which relieves pain and decreases inflammation. Needless to say if you do not get relief you need to see a doctor. Also remember voltaren (diclofenac) gel is a rx medication and you must use it under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Voltaren (Definition)

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