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In a Pinch: Pain Relief for Burners and Stingers

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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs – drugs containing ibuprofen such as Advil or Motrin)

Generally improving flexibility, strength and posture through proper sport therapy and training techniques, as well as wearing proper and effective protective equipment are the keys to limiting excess motion of the neck during contact or collision in sports, and reducing the chances of stretching or compression injuries, preventing further and recurring nerve injuries and burners.


Burners and Stingers. Healthychildren.org. Web 15 Sept. 2011. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/sports-injuries/pages/Burners-and-Stingers.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

The “Burner”: A Common Nerve Injury in Contact Sports. Kuhlman, Geoffrey S., M.D., and McKeag, Douglas B. M.C., M.S. American Academy of Family Physicians (1 Nov 1999) Web 15 Sept. 2011. http://www.aafp.org/afp/991101ap/2035.html

Reviewed September 15, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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