Neck Strain Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian, MD on March 15, 2024
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See a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room if:

  • An accident caused neck strain.
  • Neck pain radiates down arms and/or legs.
  • Headaches, numbness, tingling, or weakness occur with the pain.
  • Apply dry or moist heat to the area.
  • When the person is lying down, place a small pillow under the nape of the neck to align the head and neck.
  • See a doctor if pain doesn't get better or worsens.