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I need to ask about what else to put on my neck --its been hurting it is the nerve or muscle. I have been putting a heating pad on it and taking ibprofen . Somebody suggested putting ice on after the heat. If there is something else let me know. Thanks.

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smiley78172

Asked by smiley78172 at 11:01 AM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Health

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  • I'm not a nurse but you are supposed to apply heat for the first 48 hours then apply ice after that. And Ibuprophen should help with the pain. Good luck.
    mamaada

    Answer by mamaada at 11:06 AM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • not a nurse either---but regular electric heating pads don't cut it for me...I use dry rice in a sock microwaved for a few minutes---gives moist heat and the sock will form to your neck which helps too...
    bumblebeestingu

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 11:12 AM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • See a chiropractor.
    Heat in the morning; ice at night
    Arnica may help, too.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:42 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

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