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Neck Pain

Neck Pain - What it is

Neck Pain - How to prevent?

Neck Pain - Diagnosis

Neck Pain - Treatments

What is the treatment for neck pain?

Most neck pain secondary to muscle strain respond well to common pain medications such as paracetamol, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Your doctor may also recommend:

  • Physical therapy. Heat, ice or similar treatments combined with muscle stretching and strengthening exercises enhance the structures that support your neck.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Electrodes placed on your skin near the painful area in the neck deliver tiny electrical impulses that may relieve pain.
  • Epidural steroid injection. If there is evidence of nerve root irritation causing pain, your doctor may perform an epidural injection to administer steroids into the space around the nerve roots to reduce inflammation.

You may also be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon for a surgical assessment if necessary.

Neck Pain - Preparing for surgery

Neck Pain - Post-surgery care

Neck Pain - Other Information

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