The most frequent root cause of neck pain is bad body posture, tension and/or stress, working at a desk for too long without changing position, or sleeping in an awkward position that strains the neck muscles. Fortunately, most instances of neck pain can be treated at home with simple remedies.
Here are 5 home remedies that should help getting rid of that annoying pain in the neck fast and with ease.
HOT WATER SHOWER
Keep your neck under a shower of warm to little hot water for about 4 to 5 minutes. This will relax your stiff muscles and offer soothing relief.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Thanks to its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant content, apple cider vinegar can relieve neck pain quickly. Soak a rag in apple cider vinegar and then place on neck. Secure with towel and leave on for a few hours.
Fill a plastic bag with crushed ice and then wrap in pillow case. Place on neck for 15 min every few hours. The cold temperature will help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
Place a heating pad over the affected area for at least 20 minutes 3 to 5 times a day for faster relief. Alternatively you can also use a bottle containing warm water.
EPSOM SALT BATH
Take a bath with epsom salt added to bath water. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and offer stress relief.
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