Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Stiff Neck Treatment

Treatment for neck pain depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include cold compresses, warm compresses, rest, oral fluids, antibiotics, a cervical collar, pain medications, muscle relaxants, and surgery.

Treatment for neck pain includes:

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Stiff Neck Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat neck pain:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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