Health Tip: Coping With Neck Pain
(HealthDay News) -- An injury or sleeping the wrong way can lead
to a major pain in the neck.
The American College of Rheumatology suggests these ways to ease
neck pain: Stay as mobile as possible, and limit the use of a neck brace.
Avoid regular exercise, but try to move the neck gradually and
slowly in all directions.Stretch neck muscles during a shower with the heated water
running over your neck.Within 48 hours of noticing neck pain, apply ice up to 10
minutes at a time. After 48 hours, apply heat.Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen
or an NSAID.Consider massage therapy for chronic neck pain.
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