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How is neck pain treated?

Treatment of neck pain depends entirely on the cause of the pain. This could range from simple muscle strain  to something as serious as fracture, cancer or infection. Mild pain may respond to ice, heat or massage, or medicines such as ibuprofen or Tylenol may be tried. A doctor should be consulted if there is any indication something more serious may  be going on.
Keolanui G. Chun, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Treatments for neck pain begin with evaluation. In this video, Keola Chun, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Riverside Community Hospital, describes treatments for neck pain alone, as well as treatments for neck and arm pain, which differ.

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