How to get rid of neck stiffness?
anti inflammatory meds, massage, warm compress
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Treatment would involve the following--(1) the pain is due to inflammation/irritation of the muscles in the neck , may be due to sleeping position as you mentioned,using an anti inflammatory oral medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen or voltaren.
(2)can also massage the area gently
(3)warm compress applied 2 to 3 times a day for 10 to 15 mins
(4)some persons need a muscle relaxant as well which would be obtained by a prescription from your doctor.
(5) may need to consider changing the pillow if it is contributing to your symptoms
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions