Neck Pain FAQs
How to get rid of neck pain?
Relieving your neck pain as quickly as possible will depend on the cause. You may be prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce swelling and pain. You may also be given muscle relaxants that can also quickly ease the problem. Depending on your condition, you may need physiotherapy to help strengthen your neck and steroid joint injections to reduce pain and inflammation.
How to get rid of neck pain from sleeping wrong?
Waking up regularly with neck pain can indicate that you are sleeping incorrectly. There are some common causes for waking up with neck pain, such as leaving a window open at night. The cold air from outside can cause the muscles in your neck to stiffen up. Immediate treatments to relieve pain and swelling can include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, physiotherapy, and steroid joint injections.
How to help neck pain?
To help relieve neck pain, you can be prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxants, or steroid joint injections. Your doctor may also give you a neck brace or collar to help support your neck while your treatments take effect. It can help to sleep on your side with a pillow supporting your head and neck to help keep your spine straight. You can also develop neck pain from sleeping on your stomach or using a pillow that is too thick or stiff. Your doctor can also show you how to perform some gentle neck stretches to help release tension in your neck.
What Causes Pain on the Left Side of the Neck?
Pain occurring on the left side of the neck can be due to many different causes. It could be a pinched nerve in your neck or muscle strain. In most cases, the cause isn’t serious. You may have slept in an odd position where your head was at an angle that strains the muscles and tendons in the left side of your neck. The pain will usually subside on its own with rest and over the counter pain killers. However, if the pain persists for longer than a week, see your GP.