1. When to Seek Immediate Medical Care
See a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room if:
- Pain is from a severe blow or injury
- Neck pain radiates down the arms and legs
2. Ease Muscle Spasms
- Apply dry or moist heat.
3. Reduce Swelling
- If the area is inflamed, apply ice for 20 minutes 4 to 8 times a day.
4. Relieve Pain
- The affected area should not be used for a day or two.
- Normal activities should be gradually resumed.