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    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.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on September 12, 2015

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