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Spinal Cord Disorders board

You've found the right place to turn to for information and support, you'll learn a lot from reading these boards. Many people have significant neck problems at some point in their lives, the good news is that over 90% resolve on their own and don't need any further intervention. Although I understand your reluctance to take medications you might find it helps during the acute phase, many people do well with a short dose of steroids (medrol dose pack) that reduces the inflammation. I found that valium occasionally at night helped the spasm (and for me worked better than relafen) and ibuprofen helped during the day - see what you doc suggests but these are all options.

A good PT will not only help you but can give you an exercise regimen you can follow and help modify your usual routine to adapt to your symptoms and prevent further damage.

Good luck, let us know how you do.