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What should you do to get rid of a stiff neck?
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: Try Heat, NSAID
Ibuprofen and heat can help with the pain and stiffness.
You can take Ibuprofen or Naproxen . If it continues, you can try neck exercises but before you do, i would recommend an evaluation by a reliable chiropractor or physiatrist. Most neck problems are cause by poor posture.

In brief: Try Heat, NSAID
Ibuprofen and heat can help with the pain and stiffness.
You can take Ibuprofen or Naproxen . If it continues, you can try neck exercises but before you do, i would recommend an evaluation by a reliable chiropractor or physiatrist. Most neck problems are cause by poor posture.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
If the pain in neck is of acute onset,then you need to take nonsteroidal analgesic and muscle relaxants and in most cases you will recover within five day.The stiff neck is due to spasm of the muscle of the neck.Chronic stiff neck is quite uncommon and can be due to chronic inflamation of muscles or involvement of spinal cord,then you need evaluation and physical therapy and meds.So see your MD
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
In brief: Several tips
Heating pad to relax the muscles, speed healing process, apply 20 to 30 minutes 2-3 times per day.
Icing reduces inflammation, and dulls the pain, don't ice for more than 20 minutes. Posture correction, stretching exercises- stretch neck muscles, rotate your head several times.Massage-shiatsu or self massage, from ear down to collarbone, changing pillows, anti-inflammatory meds may help ease pain.

In brief: Several tips
Heating pad to relax the muscles, speed healing process, apply 20 to 30 minutes 2-3 times per day.
Icing reduces inflammation, and dulls the pain, don't ice for more than 20 minutes. Posture correction, stretching exercises- stretch neck muscles, rotate your head several times.Massage-shiatsu or self massage, from ear down to collarbone, changing pillows, anti-inflammatory meds may help ease pain.
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