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What are some ways to relieve chronic neck pain?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Several
If a smoker, stop.
Try for a good night sleep. Gentle motion exercises in a hot shower can help as well as heat applications, otc medications if no contraindications, good posture & avoiding prolonged or awkward head positions as well as not using multiple or a large pillow with sleeping. Sometimes using a soft cervical collar when you need to stay in one position for awhile & adjust workplace.

In brief: Several
If a smoker, stop.
Try for a good night sleep. Gentle motion exercises in a hot shower can help as well as heat applications, otc medications if no contraindications, good posture & avoiding prolonged or awkward head positions as well as not using multiple or a large pillow with sleeping. Sometimes using a soft cervical collar when you need to stay in one position for awhile & adjust workplace.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management
In brief: Posture, PT
Most medications or even interventions such as epidurals are an end to a means, for meaningful treatment of chronic neck pain you may want to consider good physical therapy and postural adjustments.

In brief: Posture, PT
Most medications or even interventions such as epidurals are an end to a means, for meaningful treatment of chronic neck pain you may want to consider good physical therapy and postural adjustments.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Dr. Mehul Desai
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