Origin: OE. Nume, nome, prop, seized, taken, p. P. Of nimen to take, AS. Niman, p. P. Numen. 7. See Nimble, Nomad, and cf. Benumb.
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... there is swelling in your neck, which like pinches the nerves (for me at least), the ice brings down the swelling. If it doesn't work, it at least numbs some of the pain. If none of this works I don't know what will.
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