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I have had neck pain for 3 days. Right side mainly, pain comes in waves. Any ideas!?

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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Muscle or joint pain

You may have pulled aggravated neck muscle or inflamed or irritated facet joint.
I would recommend rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, neck stretching followed by physical therapy if it does not improve.

In brief: Muscle or joint pain

You may have pulled aggravated neck muscle or inflamed or irritated facet joint.
I would recommend rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, neck stretching followed by physical therapy if it does not improve.
Dr. Carl Spivak
Dr. Carl Spivak
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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

You likely have a muscle strain.
Warm heat can help this. There is a rare chance that you could have a dissection of the carotid artery which could have serious consequences so you should get checked out.

In brief: Yes

You likely have a muscle strain.
Warm heat can help this. There is a rare chance that you could have a dissection of the carotid artery which could have serious consequences so you should get checked out.
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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