What can i do if my neck hurts?
You’re probably wondering why you woke up with a neck so stiff that it feels like you slept on the floor, despite your comfortable mattress? Or perhaps, you exercised or worked out too hard and now your neck is throbbing in pain. Whatever may have prompted this feeling, don’t just stare at the ceiling all day long contemplating your fate of immense discomfort. Instead, try some of these out-of-the-box remedies to relieve yourself from neck pain.
Stretch Your Neck
Stretching is essential when dealing with any muscular affliction; hence it shouldn’t be overlooked for neck pains either. There are different exercises or workouts that can help alleviate the ache depending on what caused it:
– Slowly turn your head left/right
– Tilt your ear towards one shoulder
– Pull-down stretch
Do these stretches as often as possible throughout the day.
Use Heat Therapy
Heat therapy helps loosen tight muscles that cause pain in our body parts by supplying warm blood flow to them; this enhances circulation and ultimately aids in healing. Therefore take an incredibly steaming shower because hot water running down ‘ya nape will provide relief while simultaneously getting you squeaky clean! And if however, taking twice daily showers does not sound appealing due to time constraints, several other means can also be utilized alternatively.
Other options could include;
– Using an electric heating pad wrapped around a towel placed over our affected area.
– Soak a towel into warm/hot water and place it over our sore spot/area.
Just remember—Don’t ever fall asleep using a heat pack!
Cold Therapy: The Frost Wolf
Cold therapy aims to numb painful areas preventing swelling – essential when suffering from acute injuries like sprains etc. It works through reduction of nerve stimulation causing less inflammation alongside discomfort alleviation.
So create ‘The Frost Wolf’ remedy —Take some frozen peas, place them in a plastic bag and wrap it up in a soft towel (use socks as an alternative to bags), apply it to your sore spot. A cold gel pack can also suffice.
Fix Your Sleep Position
Proper sleeping posture is important when we want our body not to feel like lumbering logs upon waking up; ‘ya neck’ should be maintained at 45 degrees while side-sleeping— Not too sharp or slouched when lying sideways.
And please, people may call you crazy, but try sleeping on your back; this is because when sleeping supine with the pillow only supporting our head, it secures proper spinal alignment throughout the night hindering/preventing muscle tightening.
Acupressure involves applying pressure using fingers or hands onto certain pulse points throughout one’s body promoting internal healing processes for pain relief by unblocking stagnant energy flow paths.
If unsure about pressure application technique visit an acupuncturist certified specialist who will guide appropriately through treatment/therapy options.
Here are some simple steps you could follow:
– Search for prominent areas from behind earlobes down to collarbones (scm muscles) then apply light pinch-tap movements repetitively overcoming possible pain/discomfort until relaxed via distraction method
– Utilize some massage oils
Mindful Relaxation Methods To Ease Physical Discomfort Or Tension
Mindful relaxation techniques derived from stress reduction methodologies have been proven useful in reducing physical and emotional tension easing bodily painful stiffness since they promote deep breathing practices amongst other relaxants such as meditation/yoga pilates etc., all of which lead towards optimized oxygen circulation further facilitating superior physical well-being alongside heightened mental clarity.
The following methods can enhance dullness:
– Listen to chill-out music
– Take deep breaths filling lungs inhaling sharply holding breath for several seconds releasing slowly smiling patiently while focusing on quiet surroundings before repeating
– Take continual walks outdoors in nature’s fullest, taking deep breaths throughout excursion
Incorporate Light Massages For Extra Relief
Consider acquiring a massage gun to give yourself light massages on tense spots. Just don’t overdo it.
Remember always to consult with your preferred health practitioner before attempting any unproven individualized remedies if prolonged pain persists accompanying other symptoms/discomfort.
However, now that I’ve given you these life-altering tips and tricks, realize that as much as neck soreness can be within our control sometimes due to environmental or biological factors beyond us; therefore focus more on prevention instead of cure meaning eat healthier diets exercise routinely practice better sleeping habits along with looking for ways to minimize stress levels daily.