Health Tip: Manage the Pain of a Neck Sprain03/20/12
(HealthDay News) -- A sprain in the ligaments of the neck can
lead to symptoms including spasms, headache, stiffness and numbness
in the arm or hand.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to
manage a sprained neck:
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
- Apply an ice pack to the sprain for the first few days after
injury, then switch to a heating pad.
- Gently massage the area.
- Consider ultrasound or neck traction treatments.
- Ask your doctor about whether aerobic and isometric exercises
could be helpful.
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