Popping a pill for every little trouble might be every modern man's go-to solution, but at times home remedies for neck pain work better than traditional therapy or medication. Even if medical treatment is necessary for you, we bring you some routine remedies that will help speed your recovery:
1. Never Use A Thick Pillow
Sudden change in sleeping positions or changes to the bed or mattress can cause neck pains. Existing neck pain can be aggravated by using wrong pillows, especially if it is too thick or firm. They can make you wake up in absolute agony.
2. Ice It
Ice is a great natural pain reliever for an acute neck pain. You can put crushed ice in a thick towel and use it for not more than 15 minutes on your neck. If you have frequent neck pains, you must always have an ice bag handy.
3. Have A Hot Shower
Hot showers increase blood circulation. You can pressure the shower on your neck while bathing, but not more than 10 minutes. Even hot water bottle soothes the pain.
4. Alternating Heat And Cold Therapy
This is the most effective home remedy for relieving acute neck pain. You can ice your neck after a hot shower. Use hot and cold therapy alternatively during the day (several times a day) for only about 15 minutes each time.
5. Use Good Posture
Poor posture causes the curve of lower back to move forward and to compensate for it, the upper back curves backward. This causes the neck to curve forward in a strained position. Try standing with your back against the wall and try to keep up that upright posture throughout the day to reduce your neck pain.