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Top Home Remedies for Treating Neck Pain

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A painful neck is really unpleasant as your neck has plenty of movement everyday. The muscles and ligaments in your neck play an important role in your motion. Therefore, neck pain can lead to some more serious symptoms such as severe injury or sickness and it may affect your work and study productivity.

There are a great numbers of causes of neck pain, but some of the most common ones are:

  • Muscle strain: due to incorrect sitting posture, working at the desk for too long, putting the neck in a poor position while sleeping, etc.
  • Injury: You may get injured from accidents, playing sports or falling down.
  • Other causes: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Degenerated cervical discs, etc.

Here are some effective home remedies for treating neck pain:

1. Ice Pack

Ice pack is really familiar to all of us and it is also easy to use for getting rid of neck pain. Its cold temperature can relieve your pain and eliminate inflammation.

How to use:

  • Smash the ice into smaller pieces and put them in a plastic bag
  • Use a washcloth to cover the plastic bag with ice inside it
  • Apply it to your neck for less than 15 minutes
  • Keep doing this twice or 3 hours for the first day

Note: Do not directly put the ice on your skin.

2. Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is another really simple tip to treat your neck pain. The pressure of water can ease your pain effectively.

How to use:

  • Use a shower to spray warm water to your neck in 3 to 4 minutes
  • Spray cold water to your neck after that in 30 seconds to 1 minute
  • Keep doing this until it gets better, hot water can rise blood circulation and cold water can eases inflammation

Note: Keep your neck straight during the process and do not turn your neck away.

  3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an anti-inflammatory, which is really beneficial for healing neck pain. It also contains a lot of nutrients.

How to use:

  • Dip a towel in apple cider vinegar. Put the towel around your painful area. Keep it there for a few hours. Keep doing it 2 times a day until it is healed.
  • Another option is to take the bath with a mixture of warm water and 2 glasses of apple cider vinegar in at least 15 minutes. Keep doing this daily

4. Lavender Oil

Lavender is great for treating neck pain. It is highly recommended that you should use lavender oil with massage therapy because it can heal tense muscles and make you have a tight sleep.

How to use:

  • Take a shower with hot water to make your muscles relax
  • Apple lavender oil to your neck
  • Massage your painful area slightly in about 10 minutes.
  • Keep doing this until our neck pain is gone

Note: If you feed painful, do not massage your neck

5. Epsom Salt Bath

This remedy can treat your muscle pain really effectively. It helps your muscles relax and protect you from the stress of muscle.

How to use:

  • Fill your bath with warm water and put 2 glasses of Epsom salt to it
  • Dip your affected area in the water for about 20 minutes
  • Keep doing this everyday

Note: If you are suffering from heart diseases, diabetes or high blood pressure, you should not use this tip.

6. Turmeric Powder

As turmeric contains curcumin, it is another great treatment for neck pain. It can not only relive your pain but also benefit your blood circulation. Turmeric can help you eliminate neck pain more quickly.

How to use:

  • Add a spoon of this powder to a cup of milk
  • Heat it with not too high temperature in about 5 minutes
  • Put a little honey to it after you take it out and wait until it cools down
  • Use this drink 2 times daily until you have already eliminated your neck pain.

7. Ginger

In addition to shoulder pain relief, ginger is really good for your blood circulation, especially in your painful area. It can get rid of your inflammation and ease your pain.

How to use:

  • Cut a ginger into smaller pieces. Put those pieces into 2 glasses of water and boil it in about 10 minutes. After straining this mixture, you should add a little honey and drink it. Drink 3 glasses of this mixture everyday.
  • Another option is to put a half of spoon of ginger powder into a cup of water. After that, you just need to drink 3 cups of this mixture everyday.
  •  Or you can grate the ginger and put it in a clean cloth. After that, wrap them together ad put them in hot water in about half a minute. Wait until it cools down and apply it to your affected area in about 20 minutes. Keep doing this several times a day until your neck pain is gone.