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How are neck and shoulder pain treated?

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  • Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve or Naprosyn).
  • Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Moist heat or ice applied to the painful area.
  • Corticosteroid injections arthritis of the shoulder.
  • For both neck and shoulder pain movement, exercises may help.
  • For cases in which nerve roots or the spinal cord are involved, surgery.

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

American Chronic Pain Association.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

American Chronic Pain Association.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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