What we’re reading: Tornado touches down and leaves damage in North Texas

first_imgCamryn Almeidohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camryn-almeido/ Previous articleStudents to vote on combination of SGA vice president positionsNext articleBlanket Coverage Episode 3 Camryn Almeido RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter Camryn Almeidohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camryn-almeido/ Twitter + posts Camryn Almeidohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camryn-almeido/ Facebook Baseball launches four homers against Abilene Christian, wins 14-4 printWomen stand outside a house damaged by a tornado in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Severe weather leaves damage in North TexasNorth Texas residents awoke to widespread damage Monday after a night of severe weather. A tornado touched down near the Dallas Love Field Airport just after 9 p.m with top winds estimated at 111 mph. Many houses, businesses and other buildings in the area were damaged in the storm, and about 130,000 residents lost power. As of now, reports indicate only 6 people have been injured and none have been reported dead from the weather, according to CBS DFW. Other areas that were severely damaged from the storm include Richardson and Midlothian. Trump to abandon hosting G-7President Trump is no longer hosting next year’s Group of Seven summit at his private golf club in Miami after receiving backlash from a number of Republican lawmakers. Trump’s opponents sharply criticized his desire to host the G-7, pointing to it as another example of Trump using his position as president for personal benefit.The announcement to host the summit comes in the midst of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump and his administration’s actions with Ukraine. The president said on Twitter that he rescinded the offer to host the summit due to anger from the “Do Nothing Democrats/Fake News Anger.” Two bodies still missing in the Hard Rock Hotel debris One of two large cranes from the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse is seen on Rampart Street in this aerial photo after the cranes were detonated for implosion in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Crews have begun searching for two bodies that remain in the debris of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. Three people died and 30 were injured after part of the hotel collapsed on Oct. 12. Two cranes that had been obstructing the search were demolished Sunday, opening the door to finding the remaining two bodies.Complete demolition of the Hard Rock will be in effect after search teams locate the other two bodies in the debris. Kurdish Commander fears more danger after US withdrawal Kurdish Commander Mazlum Kobani fears that the withdrawal of the US Military in Syria will endanger his people, according to the New York Times.“There will be ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish people from Syria, and the American administration will be responsible for it,” Kobani said. The amount of time and number of troops that the United States will withdrawal from Syria is still unclear. ReddItcenter_img Women stand outside a house damaged by a tornado in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Hockey drops 2-game series to DBU Hockey riding 4-game win streak into weekend Camryn Almeidohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camryn-almeido/ Camryn Almeido Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Baseball looks to keep win streak alive against UTA Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Canadian broadcaster’s two local employees freed

first_img Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders welcomes today’s release of two local employees of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – brothers Shokoor Feroz, a fixer, and Qaem Feroz, a driver – who had been held by the National Directorate of Security, an intelligence agency, since CBC reporter Melissa Fung’s abduction on 12 October”We thank President Hamid Karzai and the many other Afghans and Canadians who interceded on behalf of the unjustly detained Feroz brothers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The protests by CBC’s journalists and management illustrated in an exemplary manner that the defence of the local employees of foreign media should be a priority. The Afghan authorities should compensate the two brothers for their six weeks in detention.”__________________________________________________________21.11.2008Authorities urged to free CBC reporter’s fixer and driver if no evidence links them to abductionReporters Without Borders calls on Afghan interior minister Mohamad Hanif Atmar to release two local employees of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Kabul – brothers Shokoor Feroz, a fixer, and Qaem Feroz, a driver – who were arrested a few hours after CBC reporter Melissa Fung’s abduction on 12 October 2008. Fung was freed four weeks later but the Feroz brothers are still detained by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).“If there is evidence against Shokoor and Qaem Feroz, they should be brought before a judge, but it is becoming more and more apparent that their prolonged detention by the NDS is a mistake,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The success of the security forces in freeing Fung should now be followed by their release. There should be no double standards in this case.”It is clear from Fung’s statements after her release on 8 November and the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders from other CBC journalists that the Feroz brothers were not involved in the Canadian journalist’s abduction. Shokoor Feroz even warned her of the dangers they were running while reporting at the refugee camp near Kabul where she was kidnapped. Fung has never suggested that her fixer and driver were in any way implicated.The Feroz brothers are currently held at NDS headquarters in Kabul. They have not been charged and are being held with criminals who were, like them, detained as suspects in the case. Shokoor Feroz has been a CBC fixer for three years. He previously worked for an airline.CBC and a group of journalists who have worked with the Feroz brothers have also asked the Afghan authorities to produce evidence of their guilt or release them. In a letter to President Hamid Karzai, the CBC journalists wrote: “Each of us has placed our lives in the hands of the Feroz brothers. Neither has ever betrayed that responsibility and thus we have immense trust in both.”CBC News publisher John Cruickshank said in a 13 November message that his staff were working to obtain the release of the Feroz brothers.This is not the first time Afghan fixers have been killed or imprisoned as a result of their work with foreign journalists. Adjmal Nasqhbandi and Sayed Agha were killed by Taliban insurgents in 2007 for working with Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo.center_img May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News to go further November 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canadian broadcaster’s two local employees freed Follow the news on Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Announcing the 2018 Adventure Critter Contest

first_imgCalling All Adventure Critters!Does your canine clamber up crags?  Does your kitty love kayaking? Do you have a hamster who hikes?  We want to see! Blue Ridge Outdoors has teamed up with Elevation Outdoors and the folks at Blue Mountain Brewery to bring you the best Adventure Critters from across the nation.Upload your critter’s photo to enter today!What do you win?We’re giving away a prize pack from Blue Mountain Brewery, Elevation Outdoors, and of course, Blue Ridge Outdoors! Your pet will be featured in upcoming issues of both magazines and on the cover of our 2019 Adventure Critter Calendar!Why Adventure Critters?For the past several years, we’ve hosted our annual dog photo contest. It was a huge hit and we had a lot of incredible dogs from all walks of life enter, but something was missing…Other animals. Fido isn’t the only one who loves to go on adventures, so this year, we’re opening up the contest to everyone. Fur, feathers, scales, or shells, it doesn’t matter. If your pet loves to explore, they’ve got a chance to win!How Do You Enter?Simply head over to AdventureCritters.com, upload a photo, and vote! Want to get your friends and family involved? Sharing your photo on social media is easy! You will also be provided with a direct link to your pet’s photo, making it easy to share.The contest ends August 31. Good luck to you and your critters!last_img read more

Middletown Wants Microgrid Grant for Emergency Power

first_img“Staff is in the process of evaluating the 13 micro-grid feasibility studies that have been submitted and determining next steps,” said BPU spokesman Peter Peretzman in an email Feb. 14. “Through us, we can guarantee a price and a completion date,” he said. “We can have an operating system delivering power in under 30 months.” MIDDLETOWN – A New York-based real estate and infrastructure investment firm said last week that it is interested in partnering with Middletown on the construction of a microgrid to supply the community with backup power. “My interests are aligned with you,” he said to an audience that included township officials and others. “I want this service to get online efficiently and on time, because I don’t make any money otherwise.” The microgrid would supply power to the sites identified in the report, even in non-emergencies. A system relying upon a renewable energy source like solar would help the township immediately in case of an outage or a shortage, one Middletown official said at the information session. By Philip Sean Curran In all, the BPU awarded 13 grants to towns and others to create feasibility reports for microgrids. Middletown was hit hard in 2012 when Super Storm Sandy caused widespread and prolonged power outages. In 2017 Middletown received a $150,000 grant from the state Board of Public Utilities to create a feasibility study for a microgrid to supply power to “critical facilities” located in a 3.5-mile span of the township. Among other places, those include public schools, the municipal Sewage Authority, Naval Weapons Station Earle and traffic signals on Routes 35 and 36 and Leonardville Road.At the information meeting, municipal administrator Anthony P. Mercantante said the report is completed and went to the BPU for review. The project does not have a price tag yet or a location. David R. Soares, president and CEO of Lexden Capital, made his presentation Feb. 13 during an information session at the Middletown Arts Center about the project. He said the firm would work with the township from the pre-construction phase, through such steps as engineering, to building the grid. In an email Feb.15, Mercantante said the “BPU is supposed to select three or four proposals to go to the next phase for more detailed design, along with additional funding.” Paul Heitmann, president of Businovation and consultant on the project, said in a phone interview Feb.14 that the location of the grid would be determined during the upcoming design phase of the project. There was some initial thought of putting the entire grid at Naval Weapons Station Earle, but nothing has been finalized, he said. “So we expect to hear in a couple of months where we stand,” he said. “JCP&L has committed to working with the BPU, municipalities like Middletown and their consultants as they work to conduct feasibility studies related to development of microgrids and is providing information to help inform the studies,” JCP&L spokeswoman Jennifer Young said by email Feb.15. “It’s very early in the process and too soon to say how JCP&L might integrate with a microgrid in the future, but we will continue to engage in the process to determine the microgrid potential in Middletown.” “So there’s no delay and, most importantly, the power gets generated locally,” said township committeeman Kevin M. Settembrino. “We don’t have to wait for power from outside the region.” The township’s normal electricity provider is Jersey Central Power & Light. last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Gus Adams

first_imgAdams, whose son Greg was a household name during his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks, started his career as a rookie in the 1956-57 Western International Hockey League season after playing junior with the Lethbridge Native Sons.Adams played in 49 games that season for the Maple Leafs and helped the Green and White to the Savage Cup title in 1961.The Leafs honoured Adams by dressing goalies for the opening ceremonies from every age group in Nelson hockey.Staff and management at Mallards Source for sports would also like to pay tribute to one of the real characters in Nelson hockey with Team of the Week honours.The Adams’ goalies includes, in no specific order, Adam Maida, Brayden Pompu, Derrick Te Boekhorst, Curt Doyle, Jarred Martin, Ben Kelsch, Tenzin Mint and Brady Stocks.Gus Adams is survived by his lovely wife Darlene children Greg, Tracey, Jamie, Jeffery, Gus Jr. and many grandchildren. During the Leafs’ home opener the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise reached back in the hockey archives to honour one of the great netminders in Nelson history, Gus Adams.The former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf backstop recently passed away at his home on the North Shore.last_img read more

Geology Can Be Explosively Rapid

first_img(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 When people hear of “geologic time,” they are trained to think of millions of years.  Big things can happen in far less time.Instant Manhattan:  Imagine covering Manhattan with sand almost 500 feet deep.  (Some might consider that a good idea, but this is about geology, not politics.) Explosions under the sea, described by Nature (485, 31 May 2012, page 551, doi:10.1038/485551f), produced that much sand instantaneously in Norwegian waters, according to a drilling survey.  “At the start of the most recent ice age, pressurized sand exploded through cracks in the sea floor at the bottom of the North Sea, producing a body of sand large enough to bury Manhattan under 160-metre-high dunes.”  Some 10 cubic kilometers of sand erupted through these cracks rapidly.Diamonds by overnight delivery:  In January, popular science sites like Live Science and PhysOrg repeated the surprise that kimberlite eruptions, which bring diamonds from deep in the mantle to the surface, are much more rapid than previously thought.  Both articles used the word “rapid” several times.  Kimberlite eruptions are the deepest known events that bring magma to the surface.  Due to buoyancy and other physical processes now considered, the magma accelerates as it rises.Off by three orders of magnitude:  Science Daily reported another geological process that was much more rapid than thought:The depths of Earth are anything but peaceful: large quantities of liquids carve their way through the rock as fluids, causing magma to form. A research team led by the University of Münster, has shown that the fluids flow a lot faster through solid rock than previously assumed. In the Chinese Tian Shan Mountains, fluids pushed their way to Earth’s mantle from great depths in just 200 years rather than in the course of tens or even hundreds of thousands of years.You heard it right: 200 years.  “And the most exciting thing is that this amount of fluid flowed through the rock in what is for geological processes a very short time, only about two hundred years,” one of the researchers said.  The fluids had to act “like a jet through solid rock,” according to the headline.   The authors believe this mechanism is not just localized to the Chinese Tian Shan Mountains they hiked in.  ” It is also possible that such focused fluid releases are associated with the occurrence of earthquake events in subduction zones,” which, of course, are widespread throughout the world’s tectonic plates.To keep their beloved millions of years, the Norway team hid the fluid accumulation there.  But the actual explosions and injections they deduced led to a correction by 3 orders of magnitude.  “The release of fluids from minerals in the descending plates is a large-scale and continuous process that takes place at depths up to two-hundred kilometres and takes millions of years,” they explained.  “During this time, the fluids first accumulate.”  Ad hoc explanations are popular because they are so convenient.Based on 12 years of reporting here at CEH, it is a safe prediction that these instances will not be the last time we hear that some geological process is “more rapid than previously assumed.”  It’s time for some deprogramming from the indoctrination the Darwinian moyboys have injected into the students’ brains around the world.last_img read more

National Farm Safety and Health Week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One of the most hazardous industries in the United States is agriculture. As a result, many injuries and illnesses occur to farmers and ranchers almost everyday across the nation. The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter salutes the hard-working farmers and ranchers that feed our country.Farmers and ranchers, and the general public are often injured when agricultural machinery is involved in roadway incidents. To increase the awareness of the limitations of agricultural machinery in traveling speed and maneuverability the National Safety Council will observe the National Farm Safety and Health Week focusing on this issue from September 14-23.As you travel the rural roads of Miami County please drive slowly and cautiously. Farmers can’t maneuver or slow as quickly as a passenger vehicle. Farmers also drive their equipment on the road during all hours of the day and night. Please be advised that large farm equipment often takes up more of the road than a car of truck.We live in a health conscious society and many of us exercise as part of our daily routine. Walking and running are common forms of exercise in rural areas. The safest way to walk or run on rural roads is to travel on the side of the road with the traffic coming at you. In this way, you can see the situation ahead. If you’re facing the traffic then you can react to the situation. If not…. well the result could be tragic.Riding a bicycle is a common form of exercise in rural areas. When riding a bicycle, wear your helmet and travel on the road with traffic. Mirrors are available to attach to either the bicycle or the helmet that can help you see what is coming up from behind. Remember that we all share the road, so take safety into your own hands.Farmers will watch out for you, if you watch out for them. Move slowly and keep alert at all times. The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter wishes everyone a safe and productive harvest season. When you see a slow moving vehicle please slow down.last_img read more

ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong

first_img“My image of the last match was Gina getting some points with her boxing, and me with my ground game,” she stated “It was back and forth, but all of my team thought I won.”Both fighters have vastly improved since their last match and Yamaguchi is well aware of Iniong’s power.“Gina has a really good right hand she throws, and she is strong and physical. I am better with the ground game and improved more in my boxing skills compared to our previous match,” she said.Yamaguchi is confident enough to guarantee that this time, she will get her hands raised in victory.“It is going to end early. It will be a clear finish by me. It is going to be a knockout,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE—It may not have been the title match she had initially prepared for, but Mei Yamaguchi’s upcoming bout against Filipino fighter Gina Iniong was something she had hoped to happen again a long time.The last time these two fighters met in 2014, Yagamuchi went home with the seventh loss—a split decision—of her career.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Now the Japanese martial artist  gets a shot at revenge when they clash in ONE: Immortal Pursuit on Friday at Singapore Indoor stadium here.“I was glad that Gina answered ‘yes’ to the match on the Singapore card with me,” said Yamaguchi. “I have always looked for a chance for revenge. It is the perfect moment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYamaguchi was supposed to challenge ONE Atomweight Champion Angela Lee for the belt, but the Singaporean star met a car accident two weeks before their scheduled title fight.Iniong, a native of Baguio City, was tapped a replacement just 14 days after her last bout in Manila, but she is ready as ever to try to repeat over one of the top Atomweight fighters in the continent. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’ PLAY LIST 01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Indian wrestlers win Rustem-e-Indo-Pak title

first_imgIndian wrestlers on Sunday beat their Pakistani counterparts to clinch Mission Dosti Rustem-E-Indo-Pak Wrestling title at Katra in Jammu.Rehmat Ali of Punjab helped India retain the first Mission Dosti Rustem-E-Indo-Pak Wrestling title, Jammu and Kashmir Indian Style Wrestling Association President Shiv Kumar Sharma told reporters.Rehmat Ali defeated his Pakistani rival Yousaf Riaz in a 17-minute final bout, Sharma said.Rehmat Ali was awarded a silver Gadda, Patta and cash prize of Rs 11,000 and the runners-up got Rs 10,000.In other main contests, Abdul Gani of Punjab defeated Sumit of Delhi and Kulbir Singh of Jammu defeated Pakistani Safdar Ali of Lahore.Another Pakistani Muhammed Umair of Multan defeated Indian Wrestler Benia of Udhampur.In the six bouts, Indians won five while Pakistanis won one.Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sham Lal Sharma, who was the chief guest on the occasion, praised the organisers for promoting goodwill between the two countries.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Neck pain

first_imgDefinitionNeck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. These include the muscles, nerves, bones (vertebrae), and the disks between the bones.Alternative NamesPain – neck; Neck stiffnessConsiderationsWhen your neck is sore, you may have difficulty moving it, especially turning to one side. Many people describe this as having a stiff neck.If neck pain involves nerves, you may feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere.CausesA common cause of neck pain is muscle strain or tension. Usually, everyday activities are to blame. Such activities include:Bending over a desk for hoursPoor posture while watching TV or readingHavingyour computer monitor positioned too high or too lowSleeping in an uncomfortable positionTwisting and turning the neck in a jarring manner while exercisingAccidents or falls can cause severe neck injuries such as vertebral fractures, whiplash, blood vessel injury, and even paralysis.Other causes include:Medical conditions, such as fibromyalgiaCervical arthritis or spondylosisRuptured diskSmall fractures to the spine from osteoporosisSpinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)SprainsInfection of the spine (osteomyelitis, diskitis, abscess)Cancer that involves the spineHome CareFor minor, common causes of neck pain:Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).Apply heat or ice to the painful area. Use ice for the first 48to 72 hours, then use heat after that. Heat may be applied withwarm showers,hot compresses, or a heating pad. To prevent injuring your skin, do not fall asleep with a heating pad or ice bag in place.Stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This helps calm your symptoms and reduce inflammation.Do slow range-of-motion exercises, up and down, side to side, and from ear to ear. This helps to gently stretch the neck muscles.Have a partner gently massage the sore or painful areas.Try sleeping on a firm mattress without a pillow or with a special neck pillow.Ask your health care provider about usinga soft neck collar to relieve discomfort.Do not use the collar for a long time. Doing socan make your neck muscles weaker.You may want to reduce your activity only for the first couple of days. Then slowly resume your usual activities. Do notdo anyheavy lifting or twisting of your back or neck for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. After 2 to3 weeks, slowlybeginexercising again. A physical therapist can help you decide when to begin stretching and strengthening exercises and how to do them.advertisementDo not dothe following during yourearly recovery, unless your doctor or physical therapist says it is OK:JoggingFootballGolfBalletWeight liftingLeg lifts when lying on your stomachSit-ups with straight legs (rather than bent knees)The following steps can prevent neck pain or help your neck pain improve:Use relaxation techniques and regular exercise to prevent stress and tension to the neck muscles.Learn stretching exercises for your neck and upper body. Stretch every day, especially before and after exercise. A physical therapist can teach you these exercises.Use good posture, especially if you sit at a desk all day. Keep your back supported. Adjust your computer monitor to eye level. This prevents you from continually looking up or down.If you work at a computer, stretch your neck every hour or so.Use a headset when on the telephone, especially if answering or using the phone is a main part of your job.When reading or typing from documents at your desk, place them in a holder at eye level.Evaluate your sleeping conditions. Make sure your pillow is properly and comfortably supporting your head and neck. You may need a special neck pillow. Make sure your mattress is firm enough.Use seat belts and bike helmets to prevent injuries.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalSeek medical help right away if:You have a fever and headache, and your neck is so stiff that you cannot touch your chin to your chest. This may be meningitis. Call your local emergency number (such as 911) or get to a hospital.You have symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or arm or jaw pain.Call your health care provider if:Symptoms do not go away in 1 week with self careYou have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm or handYour neck pain was caused by a fall, blow, or injury — if you cannot move your arm or hand, have someone call 911You have swollen glands or a lump in your neckYour pain does not go away with regular doses of over-the-counter pain medicationYou have difficulty swallowing or breathing along with the neck painThe pain gets worse when you lie down or wakes you up at nightYour pain is so severe that you cannot get comfortableYou lose control over urination or bowel movementsWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitadvertisementYour doctor or nurse will perform a physical exam and ask about your neck pain, including how often it occurs and how much it hurts. Other questions may include:Is your pain in the front, back, or side of your neck?Are both sides of your neck affected equally?When did the pain first develop?Is it painful all the time or does the pain come and go?Can you touch your chin to your chest?What makes your neck feel worse? What makes your neck feel better?Do you have neck weakness or neck stiffness?Do you have any accompanying symptoms like numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm or hand?Do you have swollen glands or a lump in your neck?Your answers helpthe doctor determine the cause of your neck pain and whether it is likely to quickly get better with simple measures such as ice, mild painkillers, physical therapy, and proper exercises. Most of the time, neck pain will get better in 4to 6 weeks using these approaches.Your doctor or nurse will probably not order any tests during the first visit, unless you have symptoms or a medical history that suggests a tumor, infection, fracture, or serious nerve disorder. In that case, the following tests may be done:X-rays of the neckCT scan of the neck or headBlood tests such as a complete blood count (CBC)MRI of the neckIf the pain is due to muscle spasm or a pinched nerve, your health care provider may prescribe a muscle relaxantor a more powerful pain reliever. Over-the-counter medications often work as well as prescription drugs. The health care provider may prescribe a neck collar or, if there is nerve damage, refer you to a neurologist or neurosurgeon for consultation.If your doctor or nurse thinks your neck pain may be due to meningitis, you will be sent to an emergency department for further tests and treatment.ReferencesCheng JS, McGirt MJ, Degin C. Neck pain. In: In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Gabriel SE, et al., eds. Kellys Textbook of Rheumotology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 45.Devereaux MW. Neck pain. Med Clin North Am. 2009;93:273-284.Gross A, Miller J, DSylva J, et al. Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD004249.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more