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Health Tip: If You Have Neck Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can indicate a minor injury or falling asleep in an awkward position. In other cases, it may indicate something more serious.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says you should visit a doctor if your neck pain:

  • Persists despite no known injury.

  • Is severe.

  • Is accompanied by pain radiating to the arms or legs.

  • Is accompanied by numbness, a tingling sensation, weakness or headache.