How to treat neck pain
You will need
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ointment
- - Aspirin or painkillers
- -consultation and examination of a neurologist
- - orthopedic pillow and mattress
- - limitation of physical exertion and weight lifting
Pain inthe neckmay be temporary and appear from an uncomfortable posture during sleep, be a harbinger of colds or respiratory diseases, as well as from the fact that the neck just blew. In this case, you can use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ointment or warming ointment with the content of red pepper, take an aspirin pill or a light anesthetic, if there are no contraindications.
If the pain does not go away for more than 3 days, gives to the back of the head, arm, shoulder blade or spreads across the spine and, despite the measures taken, becomes sharper, then you should immediately contact a neurologist to diagnose the cause of pain and administer adequate treatment based on the results of the examination.
Various methods are used to accurately diagnose the cause of pain, including general tests, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, x-rays, etc.