How is neck sprain treated?
Pain, inflammation, and tension may be treated by:
- Analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications
- Ice for the first 24 hours followed by heat applied to the neck through a moist towel
- Muscle relaxants
Gentle movement of the neck is encouraged. Range of motion exercises may be prescribed by a physical therapist.
You may want to try sleeping with a rolled up towel under your neck for relief.