Ask a Doctor: There’s help for neck pain
Thu, Dec 13, 2018
Neck pain is common.
“Neck pain can be caused by a host of things, ranging from a simple strain or result of sustained bad posture to a pinched nerve or rare infection such as tuberculosis of the neck and meningitis,” Dr. Xinqian Chen, a physiatrist with BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine, shared with The Herald Times Reporter.
To help ease neck pain, Chen suggests:
- Applying heat or ice
- Fixing your posture
- Investing in a comfortable, supportive pillow
- Neck exercises and stretches
If none of the discussed methods alleviates your pain, seek the assistance of a medical professional, Chen says.