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How long does neck pain usually last?

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Neck pain is common but usually not serious. Your pain should ease within 2 weeks. Full recovery should take 4-6 weeks. As your neck starts feeling better, you can do more of what you're used to.

SOURCES:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK): “Neck Pain Exercises.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “5 Exercises to Prevent An Aching Neck.”

Harvard Health: “Neck Pain: Core Exercises Can Help.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK): “Neck Pain Exercises.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “5 Exercises to Prevent An Aching Neck.”

Harvard Health: “Neck Pain: Core Exercises Can Help.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 25, 2017

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