Font Size
A
A
A

Neck Strain (cont.)

Neck Strain Prognosis

With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, your overall prognosis for complete recovery from neck strain is excellent. The vast majority of people with neck strain recover completely, rapidly, and without incident, with appropriate management. In the absence of complicating factors such as nerve problems, a previously healthy person may reasonably expect complete recovery within a few days to a few weeks. Neck strain injury is a major source of lost days of work and can occasionally lead to a chronic pain syndrome.

REFERENCE:

Klippel, John H., et al., eds. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. 13th ed. New York: Springer and Arthritis Foundation, 2008.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/20/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Neck Strain

Whiplash
Whiplash Whiplash is a nonmedical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles).learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Neck Strain:

Neck Strain - Treatment

What was the treatment for your neck strain?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Cervical Sprain and Strain »

Cervical strain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems encountered by generalists and neuromusculoskeletal specialists in the clinic.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary