Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neck Herniated Disk Home Care

Home care for disk disease in the neck includes:

Neck Herniated Disk Pain and Inflammation

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in adults with disk disease in the neck include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Neck Herniated Disk Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have disk disease in the neck and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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