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I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I ease the stiffness?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Massage

Try seeing a massage therapist.
Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck!

In brief: Massage

Try seeing a massage therapist.
Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck!
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Mostly just time

For most muscular symptom presentations in the neck, it takes a little time to clear. Sometimes, this may be an initial symptom of another problem like a disc herniation but those usually resolve with time.
If you smoke, stop. Local heat application may help as can simple stretching of the neck while showering and avoiding prolonged positioning. Otc medication may help if no contraindications.

In brief: Mostly just time

For most muscular symptom presentations in the neck, it takes a little time to clear. Sometimes, this may be an initial symptom of another problem like a disc herniation but those usually resolve with time.
If you smoke, stop. Local heat application may help as can simple stretching of the neck while showering and avoiding prolonged positioning. Otc medication may help if no contraindications.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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