Another symptom of cervicalgia is tightness of the neck, often felt whenever you move your head but not present when you relax. The tightness may remain, or it may fade away then come back each time you want to bend your neck or turn your head. It can radiate down to the upper back. Massaging the affected may help promote healing by increasing the flow of blood, but if massage is too painful, consider using a collar around your neck. This will help support your head, remove pressure from the neck, and ease tightness.
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