Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint that can affect anyone at any age, and can come and go at a moment's notice. With a variety of causes, including those from chronic conditions, we've got you covered with tips for prevention and treatment.

When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain

The cervical spine, which is located in the neck, is subject to many of the same problems that plague the lower back—muscle strains and spasms, disk degeneration and denervation, and spinal stenosis.

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Best Ways to Find Neck Pain Relief

Over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) to treat pain or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain and inflammation are typically the initial treatment of choice for neck pain relief.

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Shoulder Pain That Radiates Up My Neck Muscle

Question Asked by RobSwift66 Shoulder Pain That Radiates Up My Neck Muscle Hi, I’m a 46 year old male who has been suffering with intense pain in my shoulder that radiates up my neck muscle on the same side. It only happens when I’m lying down, and t...

Can You Get Neck Pain With Shingles And Rash? I Have Been Diagnosed With Shingles But My Neck Pain Is Worse Then The Pain From My Shingles

Question Asked by Tamara Wagner Can You Get Neck Pain With Shingles And Rash? I Have Been Diagnosed With Shingles But My Neck Pain Is Worse Then The Pain From My Shingles Answer Shingles can happen in the neck; in fact, the most common place for shin...

First Aid for Neck Pain

When all the weight in the world rests on your shoulders, it is very common to experience neck pain. Instead of trying to power through your day with handfuls of pills and a whole lot of misery, a few simple remedies can help you solve your own neck ...

By Christina Lasich, MD

I Have Pain The In Right Side Of My Neck Through To The Back Of My Neck. I Also Feel Stiffness That Does Not Allow Me To Turn My Head

Question Asked by debra fisher I Have Pain The In Right Side Of My Neck Through To The Back Of My Neck. I Also Feel Stiffness That Does Not Allow Me To Turn My Head I have pain the in right side of my neck through to the back of my neck. I also feel ...

How To Avoid Neck and Back Pain This Spring

Here are few suggestions to help keep the spring in your step and avoid unwanted neck pain.

By Christina Lasich, MD

Does Flexeril Help Get Rid Of Neck Stiffness?

Question Asked by Krissi Does Flexeril Help Get Rid Of Neck Stiffness? I woke up w/ a stiff neck, I can barely move my head, I have some flexeril that was prescribed for my fibromyalgia, but I haven’t been taking it because it makes me too sleepy, bu...

How to Avoid Back and Neck Pain During a Summer Road Trip

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer and the beginning of road trip season. Despite the rising gas prices, millions of fun-seekers will hit the pavement with luggage in the trunk and the navigation system set for some distant destination. A...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Can Arthritis Of The Neck Cause Severe Tension Headaches

Question Asked by Theresa Can Arthritis Of The Neck Cause Severe Tension Headaches I have suffered from neck pain since I was a teenager. I was in a bad car accident, and the doctor who took my mri recently told me I had arthritis in my neck and spin...

What If I Have A Sore Throat And Neck Pain

Question Asked by patricia What If I Have A Sore Throat And Neck Pain I have a sore throat along with neck pain. I feel weak and foggy-headed. What could this be? Answer There could be any number of things causing the symptoms you describe. The only ...