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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

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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


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What is the best way to get pain under control chronic pancreatitis and degenerative disk with bone spurs in neck pain arm and lower back and legs?

Unstable neck and ba: The neck and back pain is from instability associated with bad ligaments in the neck and back. The pancreatitis could be the back itself giving the pain. You would greatly benefit from prolotherapy to the neck and back. Find a doctor and learn about prolotherapy fro www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. Stop smoking! ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

Exercise: A hep and stretching with neck strengthening is the best. You need to balance the anterior neck muscles with the posterior neck muscles. Often , the posterior muscles are a lot stronger. Stretching also helps with warm moist heat to relax the posterior, tighter muscles. Sometimes, you may benefit from traction as directed by a therapist. This depends on the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Best way to treat neck pain  that worsens as day progresses?

Neck Pain: This pain may be due to improper positions, maneuvers, or postures that you do on a daily basis. For example, if you work a certain job that requires you to type on the computer, hold the phone, or position yourself in a particular way for extended periods of time, then a change in life style could help. Otherwise, you need to follow up with a physician and may be obtain some radiologic tests. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for neck pain, i can't turn to the left ?

What's the best thing for neck pain, i can't turn to the left ?

Wry neck: Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep . Use either an ice pack or a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself. Take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have a really bad neck pain along with my shoulders that have been hurting me. What's the best medicine to use?

I have a really bad neck pain along with my shoulders that have been hurting me. What's the best medicine to use?

Evaluate first : First get evaluated by a professional competent in assessing your musculoskeletal and neurologic systems. Barring any major structural problems, medications would not be the first nor primary remedy choice. ...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 are the best exercises to strengthen upper and lower back/neck pain?

Extension: Neck&back pain can result from repeated flexed postures-examples of this are texting, writing eating.We are frequently in this forward bending position.This can result in disc herniations leading to pain.Repeated extension exercises can help reverse this and strengthen the back. I recommend the book "treat your own back" by r. Mckenzie. Yoga also improves strength and flexibility of the spine. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy or medicine for chronic back & neck pain?

What is the best therapy or medicine for chronic back & neck pain?

Several: There are many medications and therapy programs for neck and back pain. Medication may include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and pain medication. Therapy should focus on restoring proper spinal function, improving posture, and strengthening the core. ...Read more

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I take Excedrin every morning for my headaches/neck pain. It works the best out of any meds i've ever taken..Is this bad to take long term?

I take Excedrin every morning for my headaches/neck pain. It works the best out of any meds i've ever taken..Is this bad to take long term?

MOH: Medication overuse headache which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more, is a major cause of chronic daily headache affecting 1-2% of the general population. Research studies have shown that as few as 15 single doses a month of a Acetaminophen could be sufficient to cause moh. ...Read more

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