How to cure my neck pain?
Hello, How to cure my neck pain? I can not figure out how to treat stiff neck. A stiff neck can be painful and interfere with daily activities, as well as one's ability to get a good night’s sleep. Please give me some useful suggestions.
@japmaan Many times, you can prevent a stiff neck with some lifestyle changes and ergonomic workplace tools. Prevention may also mean breaking some bad habits, like poor posture. In addition, regular exercise can strengthen your muscles and make them less likely to be strained or injured. Also, not smoking or quitting smoking can help prevent neck pain. Quitting can be difficult. Talk to your doctor to create a quit-smoking plan that is right for you. If you have a painful, stiff neck, you can try several remedies to reduce the pain and lessen the stiffness. Many of these remedies can also be used for prevention.
Apply heat or ice
Apply ice for 20 minutes a few times a day to help relieve neck inflammation. You can also alternate between applying ice and heat. Taking a warm bath or shower or using a heating pad may also help.
Take OTC pain relievers
Over-the-counter pain relievers like the following can help reduce the pain:
ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
naproxen sodium (Aleve)