Pain Management Tips - Neck Pain

Dos:

  • Put heat or cold packs on your neck

  • Use a low, firm pillow

  • Use ibuprofen gel on your neck (Disclaimer: please be aware that patients need to have consultations with their doctors / GPs / physiotherapists regarding any intake and form of medication)

  • Use of painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen (Disclaimer: please be aware that patients need to have consultations with their doctors / GPs / physiotherapists regarding any intake and form of medication)

 

Don’ts:

  • Do not do anything that could be dangerous because you cannot move your neck – for example, driving or cycling

  • Do not wear a neck collar – it's better to keep your neck moving (unless a doctor tells you not to)

Advices from the NHS - © Crown copyright

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