Neck Strain (cont.)
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It is important to follow up with a doctor for recommendations for proper rehabilitation of a neck strain. This is particularly important for older people in whom the healing process is often prolonged where underlying medical conditions require monitoring. Physical therapy as a core part of rehabilitation can be very beneficial.
Typically, for an uncomplicated neck strain, follow-up should be within two weeks, or at the patient's discretion, unless symptoms warrant otherwise.
People with neck strain and new or worsening symptoms or symptoms that won't go away should contact their doctor. If one does not have a regular doctor and is unable to find one, seek help at the hospital's emergency department for any unexpected or severe symptoms. The primary goal for people and their doctors is always early and complete recovery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/27/2015
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