Cervical pain treatment

SELF-TREATMENT Alternating an ice pack with heat, several times a day for 30 minutes, gentle stretching and massage may help to relieve neck pain. Gentle exercise and good posture may also help to prevent it. Pain relievers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen may also be useful. SEEKING MEDICAL CARE See a doctor immediately if you: Experience pain after trauma or injury Feel weakness in an arm or leg Have trouble walking Develop a high fever Have neck stiffness Make an appointment to see a doctor if you: Have headache, numbness or tingling Feel pain that lasts for several weeks Notice symptoms getting worse despite self-treatment Experience pain that radiates down one or both arms or legs

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