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Health Tip: If You Have Neck Pain

Health Tip: If You Have Neck Pain

05/29/13

(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can indicate a minor injury or falling asleep in an awkward position. In other cases, it may indicate something more serious.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says you should visit a doctor if your neck pain:

  • Persists despite no known injury.
  • Is severe.
  • Is accompanied by pain radiating to the arms or legs.
  • Is accompanied by numbness, a tingling sensation, weakness or headache.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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