Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

Stiff neck is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2016, 01:12 AM IST
Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

New Delhi: Do you often suffer from stiff neck? It can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Stiff neck is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours.

Here are some ways to helps to treat stiff neck:

Massage with castor oil

Massaging your neck with castor oil helps in reducing the swelling and pain as the oil contains an ingredient called ricinoleic acid that has been found to have an anti-inflammatory action.

Acupuncture

One can also get rid of neck pain and stiffness with the help of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a method where tiny needles are inserted in specific and strategic points of the skin. The acupuncture points regulate the functioning of the body and also the circulation of blood and lymph in order to relieve pain. A certified therapist should be consulted to treat your neck pain through acupuncture.

Apple cider vinegar

Keeping a soaked napkin with apple cider vinegar on your neck might help you get relief from neck pain and stiffness. It is because of the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents present in the vinegar.

Take shower with hot water

Taking a hot shower might help you get rid of this pain in your neck. But make sure that you pour/direct the hot water on the affected area. And also try to move your neck slowly in a circular motion.

Ice

One of the simplest and easiest way to reduce the inflammation in the neck area is to keep ice on the neck as the coldness relieves muscle soreness.

Ustrasana or camel pose

Stretch the front of your chest, neck and shoulders that help you get relief from stiff neck. It also provides an excellent stretch to your lower back.