5 natural remedies to cure neck pain

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 15:10

Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Having a neck pain these days is very common due to the hectic schedules and stressful working culture. It not only irritates us the most, but also compels us to visit a doctor. Almost two-third of the population in world, witnesses neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck pain can be caused by various spinal problems. Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury or even common throat infection leading to swelling in the lymph node can lead to a stiff neck.

But, don't worry as natural remedies appear to be an effective treatment for neck pain and provide added benefits of improved psychological well-being and quality of life. It has been noticed that though it may take time, but home remedies for neck pain work better than traditional therapy and medication.

Here are a few natural remedies that you can easily adopt and say bye-bye to neck pain.

-Menthol and camphor: Whenever we suffer from acute neck pain, we use pain relievers which have menthol and camphor as their main ingredient. Now, menthol and camphor when rubbed on the affected area, increases blood circulation and produce a warm or cooling effect which soothes the neck muscles.

-Lavender: Lavender has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, but these days its oil is extracted and used in aromatherapies and massage oils which provide relief from neck pain.

-Ginger: Consuming ginger juice, tea or extract can help a lot in reducing pain caused by inflammatory diseases like neck pain. One can also rub ginger oil on the neck for instant relief.

-Arnica: Arnica is one of the best remedies used to relieve pain. It is made from the extracts of fresh Arnica flowers and helps relieve neck pain relief and stiffness.

-Devil's claw: Traditionally, it is a shrub native to Africa and is available both in powdered and pills form. It is mainly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, but also soothes neck pain as it has anti-inflammatory properties too.



First Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:41

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