Health Tip: Getting Help for Neck Pain
(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can be caused by a simple injury or strain, or a more serious health problem.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says here are signals that your neck pain should be evaluated by a doctor:
- When it's severely painful.
- When it doesn't let up over time.
- When it shoots down the arms and legs, in addition to the neck.
- When it's accompanied by headache, weakness, a tingling sensation or numbness.
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