There are a few different medications that your doctor can prescribe to help relieve neck pain (cervical pain), but the best treatment is often to change the way you move and stretch your body.
The best way to prevent these symptoms from becoming chronic is to address them early on by making changes in your lifestyle and exercise routine. For example, if you spend long hours at a desk job, try taking breaks throughout the day to stretch or walk around the office building instead of just sitting at your desk all day long!
If you're experiencing pain regularly or have been diagnosed with arthritis or other issues that may affect your spinal health over time (such as osteoporosis), then it's important that you speak with your physician about what options are available for treatment in order to get relief as quickly as possible!
Here are some common medications for neck pain:
1. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often used in the treatment of acute neck pain. These include ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin. NSAIDs can relieve inflammation and pain but should not be taken long-term because they can lead to stomach ulcers and other serious problems if used over time.
2. Muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) can ease muscle spasms in the neck area and help improve range of motion. They should be used only short term because they have side effects such as drowsiness and dry mouth that could interfere with normal daily activities such as driving or working out.
3. Steroid injections into joints or muscles may also be prescribed for people who have severe neck pain with limited movement due to inflammation or injury within their spine or muscles surrounding their vertebrae (bones in your spine).
Pain or tightness in the neck area,Stiffness in the neck area,Achy feeling in the neck area,Dull ache in the back of the head or upper back
Arthritis,Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD),Fibromyalgia,Herniated Discs,Low Back Pain (LBP)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),Muscle relaxants,Antidepressants,Anticonvulsants