Voltaren gel for chronic neck pain

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Voltaren gel for chronic neck pain
Neck pain. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Wonderlane)

Voltaren Gel is a prescription medication used to treat osteoarthritis. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Voltaren Gel can be used for alleviating the aches and pains associated with osteoarthritis, including chronic neck pain.

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Facts

The active ingredient in Voltaren Gel is diclofenac, an NSAID that relieves pain and reduces swelling in muscles and joints.

Function

To treat chronic neck pain, rub Voltaren Gel directly onto the neck at the source of the discomfort. It may be applied up to four times a day.

Benefits

Unlike oral NSAIDs, Voltaren Gel doesn't get absorbed throughout the entire body. Voltaren Gel allows the user to directly target the painful area, eliminating the chronic neck pain at its source.

Uses

While originally intended to treat joint pain in the knees, elbows, ankles, hands, and feet, Voltaren Gel has shown the ability to numb and relieve chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain. It's also effective in remedying soft tissue rheumatism and bursitis.

Warnings

The use of NSAIDs like Voltaren Gel may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. They can also cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal conditions, like bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines.

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