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Neck pain

Malumaf
Malumaf

So I’ve been going to physical therapy for my neck but come the new year I won’t be able to go cuz it’ll cost too much in the new year and I just don’t know how to deal with the pain (I have neck pain caused by stress) and I just don’t know what to do to help with it

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I am no doctor but I’ve had neck pain and it hurt really bad. I had been in a car accident and I was given a neck brace it’s a soft one that attaches with Velcro. I know the pain at this time was not from the accident it was from me not sitting in my recliner chair the correct way and my neck had a real bad pain so I was doing the ice then the heating pad and then I kept the brace on so that I wouldn’t move my neck the wrong way. Then my husband had a cream called aspracream and I applied it and it did help it also comes in a roll on. It doesn’t smell and I took Advil or if Tylenol works for you. Now I don’t know if this would help you at all but you never know. Again I am know doctor. I hope you get some relief.

If your neck pain is caused by stress movement techniques may help to loosen the joints.

You can also try hot or cold compresses on the infected areas. You can get bags with pulses in, in fact you can make your own. Put the pack in the microwave being careful not to heat them to much and place them on the sore area.

What did your Specialist suggest after your course of treatment

BOB

Malumaf
Malumaf in reply to borderriever

She has me doing some exercises but it only helps relieve the pain in between sessions

borderriever
borderriever in reply to Malumaf

Yes, you will do your movements at clinic, you will need to push on with these techniques every day on your own as well.

Sometimes you may feel woozy that will be normal

Good luck

BOB

Join a yoga or T'ai Chi class. That is cheaper. Private physical therapy is expensive. Not sure what you mean by: "She has me doing some exercises but it only helps relieve the pain in between sessions"

The neck is connected to the spine and head. If the body is not balanced then the neck holds a heavy head which results in pain. The head needs to be balanced on top of the spine. If this does not take place then neck exercises are just exercises going nowhere.

if you have the names of the exercises prescribed by your physio perhaps you can continue with those as well as find new exercises that work similar areas online.

Hidden
Hidden

Most neck pain comes from poor posture. Be aware of how far forward your head is like looking down at you phone or This will put a real strain on your neck muscles. There are many exercises you can do. Youtube..Dr Alan Mandell has a ton of videos to help. Hes a chiropractor and free. Best of luck!

Hidden
Hidden

I just got trigger point injections in a couple of neck muscles that were really sore and tight. So far it seems to help a lot. They told me that I should take either ibuprofen or tylenol when I got home, move my neck doing side to side exercises and drink a lot of water. I must say big difference in tightness and pain from when i went in there until now. 80% improvement. They will do the other side next week.

Malumaf
Malumaf in reply to Hidden

I might look into that cuz rn just drinking more water and side to side exercises

Hidden
Hidden

Hi, I have neck pain too and go to PT. My therapist started doing dry needle triggerpoint injections in my neck. Im amazed as to how much pain it took away in my neck. I have to take a ibuprofen and use a heating pad after the session as otherwise youre pretty sore. Im going to have her do some in my lower back too. Good luck with your treatments. Hope this helps. Judy

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