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Will naproxen help neck pain?
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
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, (naproxen) Naproxen), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.

In brief: See below
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, (naproxen) Naproxen), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Beneficial
Naproxen or other NSAID's can help remove symptoms of neck pain and stiffness, but do not cure the underlying cause.
Persistent or worsening neck pain, especially if associated with pain down arm or numbness and/or weakness does require medical attention.

In brief: Beneficial
Naproxen or other NSAID's can help remove symptoms of neck pain and stiffness, but do not cure the underlying cause.
Persistent or worsening neck pain, especially if associated with pain down arm or numbness and/or weakness does require medical attention.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neck pain
Yes naprosyn (naproxen) will help neck pain if taken at least 500 mgm every 12 hours.

In brief: Neck pain
Yes naprosyn (naproxen) will help neck pain if taken at least 500 mgm every 12 hours.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Lower dose of Naproxen found in Aleve can help a lot of people with less GI Side effects then the full 500 mg twice a day.
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