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Natural Neck Stiffness Remedies

A stiff neck is typically characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. A stiff neck may also be accompanied by a headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and/or arm pain, and cause the individual to turn the entire body as opposed to the neck when trying to look sideways or backwards.

Stiff Neck

Symptoms typically last for a couple of days or a week and may prompt neck pain that ranges from mildly painful but annoying to extremely painful and limiting. While there are a few instances in which neck stiffness is a sign of a serious medical condition, most episodes of acute neck stiffness or pain heal quickly due to the durable and recuperative nature of the cervical spine.

What Causes Stiff Neck Pain?

A Stiff Neck may be a result of:

  • Injury: If you had an accident that caused your head to jerk around violently, you may have injured the muscles and perhaps the ligaments in your neck, which can lead to stiffness. Neck injuries may result from mishaps as wide-ranging as automobile accidents, a collision or hit sustained while playing contact sports, and falls.
  • Osteoarthritis: This is a condition that results from wear and tear of your joints and often occurs with age. It can lead to stiffness and limited movement in various joints, including your neck.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This autoimmune disorder affects your joints, and it can damage those in your neck. This damage can result in severe neck pain and stiffness, usually in the upper part of your neck.
  • Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve may be due to arthritis, the narrowing of your spinal canal, or a herniated disk. If you have a pinched nerve, you may experience neck stiffness that sometimes radiates into your arms and maybe your legs.
  • Emotional stress: When you’re under stress, your muscles can become tense. A stiff neck is often an early signal that you are feeling stressed.
  • Fibromyalgia: This disorder is associated with painful, achy muscles and joints. Muscles may contract, resulting in a stiff neck.
  • Muscle spasm: A muscle spasm occurs when your nerves send messages to your muscles that cause them to contract. A muscle spasm in your neck can result in a stiff neck.
  • Meningitis: Meningitis is a serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. Along with fever and a headache, a stiff neck is a common symptom of meningitis.
  • Other infections: In addition to fever, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, a stiff neck can be a sign of a simple viral infection, such as the flu

Dangers of Drugs for Stiff Neck Pain Treatment

Millions of Australians depend on anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain, but the drugs are among the most dangerous on the market. Aside from significantly increasing your heart risks (such as a two to fourfold increase in the risk of heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular death), NSAIDs are linked to serious gastrointestinal risks like bleeding of the digestive tract, increased blood pressure and kidney problems. Remember, this applies not only to prescription medications like Celebrex but also to over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil and Motrin.
It’s very difficult to find a drug-based method of pain relief that is not saddled with severe side effects. The FDA has even recently limited the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription products and added a boxed warning due to liver toxicity concerns. Acetaminophen is actually the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

As for the opioid painkillers like OxyContin, they are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs and are a leading contributor to the rising rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. Many become addicted after using them to treat conditions like back or neck pain.
But no matter what type of painkiller you choose, the bottom line to remember is that they do not come without risks! Unfortunately, if you visit your conventional doctor with severe neck pain, a long-term treatment plan will typically include a drug-combination approach, using anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-seizure medications, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication as well. In other words, the answer for pain relief is drugs, drugs and more drugs — each one raising your risk of suffering potentially lethal side effects.
Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.

How to Relieve Stiff Neck Pain Naturally:

  • Take a load off. One of the simplest ways to relieve the stiffness in neck is to lie down and give your neck muscles a chance to recover. But don’t use a thick pillow that crimps your neck.
  • Ice it. Ice effectively numbs pain and decreases inflammation. Put crushed ice in a plastic bag and cover the bag with a pillowcase (a terry towel is too thick to effectively transmit the cold). Apply the icepack to your stiff neck for 15 minutes at a time.
  • Heat it up. Heat increases circulation and can be effective for easing stiff muscles. Use a wet towel or a hot water bottle, or stand in a hot shower. But don’t keep it up for too long. Too much heat can aggravate symptoms and cause more pain. You might even want to try following up your heat application with a few minutes of cold treatment.
  • Relax. Emotional stress can trigger muscle tension. Pay attention to what stresses you: your drive to work, your rush to get dinner on the table each night, meetings with your boss, and so on. After you’ve identified your common stressors, think creatively about ways to reduce your stress. One way to manage stress is through relaxation techniques, such as progressive relaxation or abdominal breathing.
  • To perform progressive relaxation, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie down and close your eyes. Then, starting with your head and neck and working down the entire body, consciously tighten, or tense, and then completely release the muscles in the area.
  • Other relaxation techniques include  yoga, and exercise. In addition, you may want to develop some of your own methods of relaxation, such as engaging in a hobby or listening to peaceful music. Do whatever works for you.
  • Use massage. Massage can help ease tense muscles and give temporary relief, and it may help you sleep better. First, take a hot bath or shower to relax the muscles. Then, have your partner use oil or lotion and rub your neck and shoulders using the fingers to apply gentle pressure in small circular motions. Next, have your partner rub your neck and shoulders using firm pressure and long, downward strokes. Don’t forget the chest area. If you don’t have a willing partner, try rubbing your own neck and chest area with oil or lotion for 10 or 15 minutes.
  •  Chiropractic Care
: Chiropractic works by opening stuck joints, returning movement to the spine, and removing any nerve impingement that might be happening. If a disc herniation is involved, chiropractic is a natural way to provide a long-term solution. Chiropractic gets to the source of the problem, not just addressing the symptoms but finding the area of dysfunction and returning it normal physiology—in other words, making the area work the way it’s supposed to.
When function returns, pain goes away. But mind you, getting rid of pain is not the only name of the game as far as chiropractic is concerned; return to function is the real goal, because when function returns, pain goes away on its own. Pain is nothing more than a warning signal telling you when something is wrong. Shutting off the alarm instead of investigating what is causing the alarm to go off only sets you up for a recurring problem. Once found, the solution can then be applied.

Natural Upper Neck Pain Remedies

Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. It can spread to your upper back or arms. It may limit how much you can move your head and neck.
Neck pain is common, especially in people older than 50.

Upper neck pain

Most neck pain is caused by activities that strain the neck. Slouching, painting a ceiling, or sleeping with your neck twisted are some things that can cause neck pain. These kinds of activities can lead to neck strain, a sprain, or a spasm of the neck muscles.
Neck pain can also be caused by an injury. A fall from a ladder or whiplash from a car accident can cause neck pain

What Causes Upper Neck Pain?



  • Whiplash: This commonly follows a car accident in which the person’s car is hit from behind while it is stationary or slowing down. The person’s head is first thrown backwards and then when their body stops moving, the head is thrust forward. This type of injury can strain your neck muscles and cause ligaments in the neck to stretch or tear. The pain from whiplash, which is usually worse with movement, does not always start immediately it may take several days to come on. Neck pain and stiffness may be accompanied by muscle spasm, dizziness, headaches, nerve pain and shoulder pain.
  • Muscle strain: Ongoing overuse of your neck muscles (which can be caused by a poor neck position during everyday activities, particularly computer work) can trigger neck muscle strain, causing chronic neck pain and stiffness. The pain is often worse with movement and may be associated with headaches, muscle spasms and restriction of neck movements.
  • Degenerative disc disease:  As we grow older, the soft gelatinous centre of the shock-absorbing discs in our spines dries out. This causes the discs to become narrowed, and the distance between the vertebrae to decrease.
  • Herniated disc:  If the tough outside layer of one of the cervical discs tears, the soft gelatinous centre may bulge outwards — this is known as a herniated disc. Herniated discs can put pressure on nerve roots as they leave the spinal cord, causing pain in the neck as well as pain, numbness and weakness in the arms.
  • Cervical spinal canal stenosis:  Degenerative changes in the vertebrae can lead to narrowing of the canal in which your spinal cord lies — this is known as cervical spinal canal stenosis. As the canal becomes narrower, it can put pressure on the spinal cord. The associated neck pain is usually worse with activity, and may radiate to the arms or legs. Arm or leg weakness can also occur. Sometimes people with cervical spinal canal stenosis have no symptoms. Occasionally, it may give rise to Lhermitte’s sign — an electric shock-like feeling down the body when the neck is bent forward.

Dangers of Drugs for Upper Neck Pain Treatment

Millions of Australians depend on anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain, but the drugs are among the most dangerous on the market. Aside from significantly increasing your heart risks (such as a two to fourfold increase in the risk of heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular death), NSAIDs are linked to serious gastrointestinal risks like bleeding of the digestive tract, increased blood pressure and kidney problems. Remember, this applies not only to prescription medications like Celebrex but also to over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil and Motrin.
It’s very difficult to find a drug-based method of pain relief that is not saddled with severe side effects. The FDA has even recently limited the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription products and added a boxed warning due to liver toxicity concerns. Acetaminophen is actually the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

As for the opioid painkillers like OxyContin, they are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs and are a leading contributor to the rising rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. Many become addicted after using them to treat conditions like back or neck pain.
But no matter what type of painkiller you choose, the bottom line to remember is that they do not come without risks!

Unfortunately, if you visit your conventional doctor with severe neck pain, a long-term treatment plan will typically include a drug-combination approach, using anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-seizure medications, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication as well. In other words, the answer for pain relief is drugs, drugs and more drugs — each one raising your risk of suffering potentially lethal side effects.

Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.

How to Relieve Upper Neck Pain Naturally

  • Take a load off. One of the simplest ways to relieve the pain is to lie down and give your neck muscles a chance to recover. But don’t use a thick pillow that crimps your neck.
  • Ice it. Ice effectively numbs pain and decreases inflammation. Put crushed ice in a plastic bag and cover the bag with a pillowcase (a terry towel is too thick to effectively transmit the cold). Apply the icepack to your painful neck for 15 minutes at a time.
  • Heat it up. Heat increases circulation and can be effective for easing stiff muscles. Use a wet towel or a hot water bottle, or stand in a hot shower. But don’t keep it up for too long. Too much heat can aggravate symptoms and cause more pain. You might even want to try following up your heat application with a few minutes of cold treatment.
  • Relax. Emotional stress can trigger muscle tension. Pay attention to what stresses you: your drive to work, your rush to get dinner on the table each night, meetings with your boss, and so on. After you’ve identified your common stressors, think creatively about ways to reduce your stress. One way to manage stress is through relaxation techniques, such as progressive relaxation or abdominal breathing.
  • Perform progressive relaxation, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie down and close your eyes. Then, starting with your head and neck and working down the entire body, consciously tighten, or tense, and then completely release the muscles in the area.
  • Practice good posture. Posture has more to do with neck pain than people realise. The head and spine balance in relation to gravity. When poor posture pulls the curve of the lower back forward, the upper back curves farther backward to compensate. In response, the neck curves forward, in a strained position.
  • Get and stay trim. Being overweight strains all of the body’s muscles, including those in the neck.
  • Do neck exercises. Two types of neck exercises can help ease and prevent neck pain: gentle range-of-motion exercises and isometric exercises. Apply moist heat to the neck before performing the exercises. Each exercise should be done five times per session, three sessions per day.
  • Chiropractic Care: 
Chiropractic works by opening stuck joints, returning movement to the spine, and removing any nerve impingement that might be happening. If a disc herniation is involved, chiropractic is a natural way to provide a long-term solution. Chiropractic gets to the source of the problem, not just addressing the symptoms but finding the area of dysfunction and returning it normal physiology—in other words, making the area work the way it’s supposed to.
When function returns, pain goes away. But mind you, getting rid of pain is not the only name of the game as far as chiropractic is concerned; return to function is the real goal, because when function returns, pain goes away on its own. Pain is nothing more than a warning signal telling you when something is wrong. Shutting off the alarm instead of investigating what is causing the alarm to go off only sets you up for a recurring problem. Once found, the solution can then be applied.

 

The Chiropractic approach is to locate the underlying cause of the problem, with special attention to the upper spine, neck, and shoulders. A vertebral subluxation complex frequently causes neck pain. Many people turn to chiropractic care for safe, effective treatment of neck pain with arm pain, numbness, and tingling. While this is sometimes called a pinched nerve,” there are actually many causes of these symptoms.

Common causes include “trigger points” in various muscles, and irritated nerves from stiff and restricted joints and muscles. While a “pinched nerve” usually responds very well to chiropractic care, it is actually a relatively rare condition. In true cases of pinched nerve, you will feel tingling, numbness, and possibly even weakness due to pressure and inflammation on a nerve from bulging discs or bone spurs along the spine. Pressure on these “pinched nerves” can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine, along the course of the nerve. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arm, hand, and fingers. This is why so many neck problems cause symptoms to radiate into the arm and hand.

The chiropractor then makes a series of adjustments to improve spinal structure, reduce nerve stress and restore proper alignment and spacing, thus eliminating the neck pain – all done without drugs and without invasive procedures.

Natural Pinched Nerve in Neck Remedies

Nerves are considered as electrical cords, which carry information from the brain to the rest of the human body. Those cords are the extensions from the brain that distributed into the arms and legs to go to the muscles and skin. Nerve is a microscopic size kind of cell with a fiber that runs several feet in length to its destination.

Pinched NerveThere are two types of nerves cell that live in the brain and different parts of the body; Central and Peripheral nerve. Central nerve is a nerve cell that lives in the brain or within the spinal cord, while the Peripheral nerves are the ones outside the brain and spinal cord and leave the spine to go into the arms and legs.
“Pinched nerve” used to describe a kind of damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves. It is the term for pain or impaired function of the nerve. It sometimes happens when the nerves control some muscle movements or relay sensations to the brain. Pinched nerve can happen in the neck, lower back and even in wrist or elbow.

Common Causes of Pinched Nerve in Neck

  • Accidents: Probably the most publicised cause of severe neck pain is “whiplash”, the injury caused most often in car accidents when a sudden stop causes the head to continue in the direction of travel and then rebound in a whip-like motion. In severe cases, joints between the vertebrae, discs and ligaments are affected by this trauma, with very painful results.
  • Getting Older: Degenerative problems affecting the spine as a whole and the neck in particular, seem to increase with the number of birthdays we have had! The wear and tear of daily living has had longer to accumulate.
  • Tension and Stress: Emotional stress can also cause muscle tension resulting in pain and stiffness.
  • Degenerative Disease: In the neck, the range of motion is affected by Osteoarthritis of the joints between the vertebrae. The discs can become thinner and less flexible and can bulge out of line causing numbness, tingling and arm pain. Stenos scan result in pain and numbness in the neck as well as the shoulders and arms as it causes narrowing of nerve passageways, leading to pressure on nerve roots.

What Causes Pinched Nerve in Neck?


 A pinched nerve occurs when there is “compression” (pressure) on a nerve.

The pressure may be the result of repetitive motions. Or it may happen from holding your body in one position for long periods, such as keeping elbows bent while sleeping.
Nerves are most vulnerable at places in your body where they travel through narrow spaces but have little soft tissue to protect them. Nerve compression often occurs when the nerve is pressed between tissues such as:

• Ligament
• Tendon
• Bone
For example, inflammation or pressure on a nerve root exiting the spine may cause neck or low back pain. It may also cause pain to radiate from the neck into the shoulder and arm (cervical radiculopathy). Or pain may radiate into the leg and foot (sciatic nerve pain).
These symptoms may result from changes that develop in the spine’s discs and bones. For example, if a disc weakens or tears -known as a herniated disc – pressure gets put on a spinal nerve.

Dangers of Drugs for Pinched Nerve in Neck Treatment

Millions of Australians depend on anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain, but the drugs are among the most dangerous on the market. Aside from significantly increasing your heart risks (such as a two to fourfold increase in the risk of heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular death), NSAIDs are linked to serious gastrointestinal risks like bleeding of the digestive tract, increased blood pressure and kidney problems. Remember, this applies not only to prescription medications like Celebrex but also to over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil and Motrin.

It’s very difficult to find a drug-based method of pain relief that is not saddled with severe side effects. The FDA has even recently limited the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription products and added a boxed warning due to liver toxicity concerns. Acetaminophen is actually the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

As for the opioid painkillers like OxyContin, they are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs and are a leading contributor to the rising rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. Many become addicted after using them to treat conditions like back or neck pain.

But no matter what type of painkiller you choose, the bottom line to remember is that they do not come without risks! Unfortunately, if you visit your conventional doctor with pinched nerve in neck, a long-term treatment plan will typically include a drug-combination approach, using anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-seizure medications, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication as well. In other words, the answer for pain relief is drugs, drugs and more drugs — each one raising your risk of suffering potentially lethal side effects.

Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.

How to Relieve Pinched Nerve in Neck Naturally

  • Heat and cold therapy: Alternating between cold and heat therapy alleviates pain, muscle spasms and inflammation combined with the pinched nerve. You should use a barrier such as a cloth or towel between the cold pack or heating pad and skin to prevent injury. Spine Universe recommends alternating between heat and cold every 20 minutes. You should use a hot water bottle, microwaved moist towel, or electric blanket for the heat therapy. If ice packs are not available, you can use an alternative of plastic bag of crushed ice or a frozen bag of vegetables work as cold packs.
  • Exercise: Light stretching of the neck muscles might relieve pinched nerve in neck and neck pain. You can gently turn your neck to one side, and then hold for about 30 seconds. The exercise could be repeated in different positions. Your shoulder and neck rolls also gently work the neck, the shoulder and the lower back area. You might feel slight discomfort when implementing this thing. You absolutely should not overexert the neck muscles, which might promote damage or cause complications to you. Also, a simple hand-held massager might provide relief to the pinched nerve.
  • Rest:  The most common recommended home remedy for a pinched nerve in neck remains rest. Taking a rest for the affected neck area to enhance healing is critical. You are recommended not take part in strenuous activities in daily life. The clinic suggests that you should lie down periodically throughout the day to rest your head and neck. Besides, you can use specialised cervical pillows to support the natural neck and spinal curve whenever either sitting or lying down. However, too much rest is also not recommended because the neck and associated muscles might grow stiff and become more difficult to move.
  • Support braces: in many cases a pinched nerve can be treated with rest and ice. If the pinched nerve is in the arm (carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome) the physician may recommend a brace for a quick period of the time. The brace limits the quantity of movement all around the nerve, which allows it to rest and recuperate. The brace also prevents the individual from movements that could further compress or pinch the affected nerve. A brace utilized for carpal tunnel syndrome covers the wrist and is extended slightly back. This is because during flexion (bending the wrist down) the median nerve in the wrist is further pinched. The brace for cubital tunnel syndrome in the elbow can be used to keep the elbow from bending too much which further stretches the ulnar nerve.
  • Chiropractic Care: 
Chiropractic works by opening stuck joints, returning movement to the spine, and removing any nerve impingement that might be happening. If a disc herniation is involved, chiropractic is a natural way to provide a long-term solution. Chiropractic gets to the source of the problem, not just addressing the symptoms but finding the area of dysfunction and returning it normal physiology—in other words, making the area work the way it’s supposed to.
When function returns, pain goes away. But mind you, getting rid of pain is not the only name of the game as far as chiropractic is concerned; return to function is the real goal, because when function returns, pain goes away on its own. Pain is nothing more than a warning signal telling you when something is wrong. Shutting off the alarm instead of investigating what is causing the alarm to go off only sets you up for a recurring problem. Once found, the solution can then be applied.

Chiropractic care assists pinched nerves by decreasing nerve constriction and relaxing muscles that are tight in the affected part thereby causing inflammation and pain. This is done via a spinal adjustment where the chiropractor utilizes his hands to directly apply pressure to the strained nerve. There can be numerous pressure points which the chiropractor might work on by shifting his hands in specific directions.

Although traditional medical care usually treats the part where the pain is apparent, chiropractic examines the entire body. The approach is particularly useful with pinched nerves as the pain could be felt in the leg while the injury originates from the back. Also, chiropractic care considers the overall well-being of an individual and addresses any issue that could have caused the pinched nerve.

Natural severe neck pain Remedies

Today’s modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc with our necks and cause severe neck pain.

Woman With Severe Neck Pain 3

Common causes of severe neck pain:

  • Accidents:
    Probably the most publicised cause of severe neck pain is “whiplash”, the injury caused most often in car accidents when a sudden stop causes the head to continue in the direction of travel and then rebound in a whip-like motion. In severe cases, joints between the vertebrae, discs and ligaments are affected by this trauma, with very painful results.
  • Getting Older:
    Degenerative problems affecting the spine as a whole and the neck in particular, seem to increase with the number of birthdays we have had! The wear and tear of daily living has had longer to accumulate.
  • Tension and Stress:
    Emotional stress can also cause muscle tension resulting in pain and stiffness.
  • Degenerative Disease:
    In the neck, the range of motion is affected by Osteoarthritis of the joints between the vertebrae. The discs can become thinner and less flexible and can bulge out of line causing numbness, tingling and arm pain. Stenosiscan result in pain and numbness in the neck as well as the shoulders and arms as it causes narrowing of nerve passageways, leading to pressure on nerve roots.

What Causes severe neck pain?

Severe neck pain is often caused by old injuries that caused fixations in your neck, often unknown to you. It has now been proved that these fixations slowly but surely lead to arthritis in the neck, causing stiffness, pain and perhaps tingling in the arm, long after the injury has been forgotten. Why? Because they starve the joints of vital nutrients.
When severe neck pain is caused by muscle strain, you may have aches and stiffness that spread to the upper arm and forearm.

Shooting pain that spreads down the arm into the hand and fingers can be a symptom of a ‘pinched nerve’ or nerve entrapment in the neck. When a nerve is ‘pinched’ in the neck, numbness, weakness and possibly pain of the hands or arms may occur.

Disc injuries are rare but it is the most common cause of nerve entrapments.

Dangers of Drugs for severe neck pain treatment

Millions of Australians depend on anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain, but the drugs are among the most dangerous on the market. Aside from significantly increasing your heart risks (such as a two to fourfold increase in the risk of heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular death), NSAIDs are linked to serious gastrointestinal risks like bleeding of the digestive tract, increased blood pressure and kidney problems. Remember, this applies not only to prescription medications like Celebrex but also to over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil and Motrin.

It’s very difficult to find a drug-based method of pain relief that is not saddled with severe side effects. The FDA has even recently limited the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription products and added a boxed warning due to liver toxicity concerns. Acetaminophen is actually the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.
As for the opioid painkillers like OxyContin, they are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs and are a leading contributor to the rising rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. Many become addicted after using them to treat conditions like back or neck pain.

But no matter what type of painkiller you choose, the bottom line to remember is that they do not come without risks! Unfortunately, if you visit your conventional doctor with severe neck pain, a long-term treatment plan will typically include a drug-combination approach, using anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-seizure medications, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication as well. In other words, the answer for pain relief is drugs, drugs and more drugs — each one raising your risk of suffering potentially lethal side effects.

Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.

How to Relieve severe neck pain Naturally:

  • Cold Therapy:
    Ice/Cool compresses is particularly good for the first couple of days. Ice/Cool compresses will help alleviate any swelling. Apply ice/cool compress 10mins on the affected (painful area) and 10 mins off (to allow the affected area not to get too cold) and you can repeat the process 3 times within 1 hour and twice within the first 2days.
  • Massage
  • Neck strengthening EXERCISES and STRETCHES
    that not only helps your cervical (neck) Spine pain but also improve your physical conditioning and your over all health.
  • Chiropractic Care
    Chiropractic works by opening stuck joints, returning movement to the spine, and removing any nerve impingement that might be happening. If a disc herniation is involved, chiropractic is a natural way to provide a long-term solution. Chiropractic gets to the source of the problem, not just addressing the symptoms but finding the area of dysfunction and returning it normal physiology—in other words, making the area work the way it’s supposed to.When function returns, pain goes away. But mind you, getting rid of pain is not the only name of the game as far as chiropractic is concerned; return to function is the real goal, because when function returns, pain goes away on its own. Pain is nothing more than a warning signal telling you when something is wrong. Shutting off the alarm instead of investigating what is causing the alarm to go off only sets you up for a recurring problem. Once found, the solution can then be applied.

RESEARCH

Data was collected directly from chiropractic neck pain treatment patients in a very large study after 28,807 neck pain treatments in order to find out whether there was worsening of symptoms, and what beneficial effect the treatment had. JMPT March 2008

Researcher discovered: The presenting symptoms were “neck pain,” “shoulder, arm pain,” “reduced neck, shoulder, arm movement, stiffness,” “headache,” “upper, mid back pain.” If patients had one of these symptoms, 70% responded that they experienced immediate relief after chiropractic treatment. If four of these symptoms were present, then 95% stated that they had immediate relief.

With regard to immediate worsening, 4.4% stated that they felt worse.

There were no serious side effects after any of these neck pain treatment. Any worsening was of a very temporary nature.

New Study Shows Exercises and Chiropractic Care Beat Drugs for Neck Pain

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, medication is not the best option for treating neck pain.

After following 272 neck-pain patients for 12 weeks, those who used a chiropractor or exercise were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who took medication.

Specifically:
• 32 percent who received chiropractic care became pain free
• 30 percent of those who exercised became pain free
• 13 percent of those treated with medication became pain free

Researchers concluded:
“For participants with acute and subacute neck pain, SMT [spinal manipulation therapy] was more effective than medication in both the short and long term. However, a few instructional sessions of HEA [home exercise with advice] resulted in similar outcomes at most time points.”