Neck Pain (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for neck pain that you cannot control include:
Risk factors that you can control include:
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
Most neck pain doesn't require a visit to a doctor.
If the pain doesn't get better after 1 or 2 days and you can't do your normal daily activities, call your doctor.
If you still have mild to moderate pain after at least 2 weeks of home treatment, talk with your doctor. He or she may want to check for problems that may be causing your neck pain.
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate and treat neck pain include:
If your neck pain is severe or long-lasting, health professionals who can treat you include:
You can also get care from:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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