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Ask a Doctor: There’s help for neck pain

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Closeup of man shown from the rear with hand on back of neck

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.

 

Ask a Doctor: There’s help for neck pain

 

To help ease neck pain, Chen suggests:

  • Applying heat or ice
  • Massages
  • 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.

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