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When should I get medical for a neck strain?

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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.

From: Neck Strain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: "Neck Pain."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Neck Pain."

Neck Strain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: "Neck Pain."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Neck Pain."

Neck Strain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

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