If you are suffering from chronic neck pain than it would be better for you to consult a doctor for your treatment plan. In most cases of chronic neck pain, doctors recommend physical therapy or medication but if you suffering from neck pain due to poor posture or day-to-day stress there are ways to treat it naturally.
Some of these remedies are basic and can easily be applied at home. While some require an appointment to the physician.
Note: Make sure to consult your doctor before opting for any of these remedies. Some chronic neck pains cause severe pain and are not to be taken lightly.
Acupuncture might sound painful but ask those who have been through it. They will tell you that they have not felt so relieved in their life. Studies have shown that acupuncture is just as effective (if not more) in treatment of chronic neck pain as physical therapy and medication.
2) Fix you sleeping position
One of the major cause of neck pain is the poor sleeping position. Sleeping in an uncomfortable position can easily throw you neck out of alignment. The best sleeping position for your neck is on your back or on your side. You should also make sure to use either a feather pillow or memory foam pillow to support your neck during sleep.
3) Hot and Cold Therapy
You can also opt for hot or cold therapy for your neck pains. If your neck pain is due to muscle spasms or puller muscles than you should go for hot therapy while if your neck pain is due to some injury make sure to opt for a cold therapy. Heat reduces the swelling and eases the muscles while the cold numbs the area and relieves the pain.
4) Keep yourself Hydrated
It may sound too simple but keeping yourself hydrated is the key to keeping your pain receptors less sensitive to pain. The vertebrae of your neck need water to maintain alignment and reduce pressure. Staying hydrated means that the vertebrae will be moist and this will prevent damage to the cervical discs of the neck.
Massage is one of the best treatment for all types of joint pains and muscle pain. Using a herbal oil such as Gold oil for massaging your necks improve your ability to move the neck joints while also providing relief from pain. Gold oil promotes healing effects on the bones and improve bone structure. Which is why it is considered one of the best herbal joint pain oil.
While it may sound absurd but stretching helps a lot in relieving pain and improving movement of joints. Make sure to stretch your neck from time to time to break up tension. There are certain gentle yoga poses like downward dog that help to increase oxygen to your head and neck muscles, which helps to alleviate pain.