Main Article on Neck Strain Question: What was the treatment for your neck strain? Submit Your Comment Comment from: Arch, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 20 I got dumped in the surf. There was hyper extension resulting in progressively severe pain. CT scan and MRI revealed severe ligament damage. It also dislodged osteophyte from between my discs. Thank goodness for brilliant doctors and hospital care. I am now sitting here with a collar, which seems to help. I will be more careful next time. I continue to have a pain in my neck, however, it may be more psychological than physical. Some people around me think they need to continue to guard me against my own stupidity; they are a pain in the neck. I am thankful for each day. REFERENCE: Klippel, John H., et al., eds. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. 13th ed. New York: Springer and Arthritis Foundation, 2008.