Home Remedies for neck pain

deepa bala

Guru's of Penmai
Aug 7, 2011
There are several effective home remedies for treating the condition of sore neck. These remedies prove effective on the severity of neck pain and its duration. If pain in the neck persists for prolonged period, consultation of physician is advised. These remedies ensure tasks are performed easily in our everyday life.

Sore Neck, the term used interchangeably with neck pain, is caused by inaccurate positioning of muscles, especially due to bad night’s sleep or inadequate posture while sitting/walking. These activities exert pressure on muscles, making them overworked, which leads to stiffness or soreness. In order to treat it, you must know some homecare ideas that will provide you respite from pain and misery.

1. Massaging

Start with a massage, which begins in a circular rubbing motion in the specific area of distress. Carry on with the circular massage motion for some time, rubbing sore region gently with your hands. Thereafter, slowly start descending into the affected muscle. Along with massaging of neck, massage on shoulders and upper back also contributes in relieving neck soreness.
During the massage, one shall also make movements of chin towards each shoulder. As a cautionary measure, neck stretches should be done gently, as they could lead to more complications like neck damage.

2. Cold/Hot Remedy

Cold/Hot remedy works effectively for treating sore neck. One needs to apply ice in the affected region for about 15-20 minutes, following it with warm compression for the same duration. This process should be repeated few more times within a day for relief from sore neck.

3. Heating

Keep affected area in isolation with heating materials such as heat wraps is quite effective to kill the pain off sore region. Wrapping of neck will alleviate blood circulation, which in turn eases stiffness in neck muscles.

4. Heating through Water

Heat sore region with the help of heating pad, which is one of the assured ways of easing neck soreness. Alternatively, you can even stand in a hot shower, so contact could be made between water and aching region. Be cautious while turning your head, which could prove fatal at times. Therefore, one can use hands for turning head and making neck movements. Make sure to soak affected region in water for a longer duration in order to relive neck aches.
Jun 12, 2012
One of my friends in Kerala was recommending a product called Praan pain relief plaster. She says 2-3 hours after using it, her pain was completely gone. It seems to be herbal. So no side effects also...
Jun 18, 2012
Using a heating pad on a low or medium setting for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 or 3 hours can reduce the neck pain. One can also take a warm shower in place of one session with the heating pad.

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