There can be a number of causes for neck pain, including poor posture and sitting at the desk for too long. However, more serious causes like infections, tumours, congenital abnormalities, age, or even cancers require treatment by specialists.
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Conditions which are not serious can usually be relieved within a few days with some basic exercises, physiotherapy, or posture correction. Visit your doctor immediately if the pain continues for over a week or if you experience other symptoms like fever, headaches, swollen glands, weakness, numbness, or tingling sensations.
Managing neck pain
- Use cold to numb acute pain and reduce inflammation
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers to control mild to moderate pain
- Use a neck collar for short periods to rest the painful muscles and tissues and ease your discomfort
- Use a heating pad to relieve pain or opt for a warm whirlpool bath if one is available once the acute pain calms down
It is always advisable to consult your doctor if the problem persists. Book an appointment now.