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Neck ache what causes it and how to get rid of it ?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Posture
Neck pain is often caused by poor posture or ergonomics, and may respond to physical therapy for strengthening, stretching and postural correction.
You're benefit from seeing a rehabilitation medicine doctor, they can determine if the cause is more serious like a disc or joint problem, and even do an injection which can help relieve pain for the right individual.

In brief: Posture
Neck pain is often caused by poor posture or ergonomics, and may respond to physical therapy for strengthening, stretching and postural correction.
You're benefit from seeing a rehabilitation medicine doctor, they can determine if the cause is more serious like a disc or joint problem, and even do an injection which can help relieve pain for the right individual.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sore Muscles
Our heads are heavy! its our neck muscles' job to support it &they can get sore from holding your head in a position all day.
Ex. Studying, working over head, sleeping in an odd position. Osteopathic doctors (D.O.) can do treatments to help realign your neck (& rest of your body) & muscles. You may be holding your neck in a certain position to compensate for a misalignment elsewhere. See your dr.

In brief: Sore Muscles
Our heads are heavy! its our neck muscles' job to support it &they can get sore from holding your head in a position all day.
Ex. Studying, working over head, sleeping in an odd position. Osteopathic doctors (D.O.) can do treatments to help realign your neck (& rest of your body) & muscles. You may be holding your neck in a certain position to compensate for a misalignment elsewhere. See your dr.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple causes
From musle spasm to cervical disc problem to viral infection, there are too many causes to enumerate and give definitive answer.

In brief: Multiple causes
From musle spasm to cervical disc problem to viral infection, there are too many causes to enumerate and give definitive answer.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Neck pain can come from trauma such as a car accident to no known cause.
If the pain is localized to the neck with no numbness or tingling into the shoulders, arms or fingers then more then likely it is a muscle strain or inflammation. It usually responds to anti-inflammatory meds and heat/ice. Arm weakness or numbness see your doctor.

In brief: Depends
Neck pain can come from trauma such as a car accident to no known cause.
If the pain is localized to the neck with no numbness or tingling into the shoulders, arms or fingers then more then likely it is a muscle strain or inflammation. It usually responds to anti-inflammatory meds and heat/ice. Arm weakness or numbness see your doctor.
Dr. Bruce Prager
Dr. Bruce Prager
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