Neck Strain Treatment

1. When to Seek Medical Care Immediately

See a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room if:

  • An accident caused neck strain.

2. Ease Muscle Spasms

  • Apply dry or moist heat to the area.

3. Treat Pain

4. Avoid Unnecessary Neck Strain

  • When the person is lying down, place a small pillow under the nape of the neck to align the head and neck.

5. Follow Up

  • See a doctor if pain doesn't get better or worsens.