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What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck? Steroids? Pain meds?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Usually Steroids

Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth.
Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced.

In brief: Usually Steroids

Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth.
Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced.
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