Got a stiff neck? Here are 5 simple ways to get rid of it
Getting a stiff neck doesn’t really direct towards any type of a serious medical problem, but it is surely a painful and annoying predicament to have. It not only makes daily activities difficult, but also causes discomfort while sleeping.
There can be many causes of getting a stiff neck, like sitting in a bad posture at work, straining the neck during strenuous activities like exercises, sleeping in wrong position and even previously unknown health issues.
Though the remedies discussed here are fairly simple, but they have to be done correctly in order to get immediate relief. Here are 4 very simple home treatments for stiff neck and 1 very amazing and new way to get relief from a stiff neck in seconds. Read about it at the end, along with a video on how to perform the relief process.
1 Cold And Heat application
When your neck becomes stiff, it usually happens when lactic acid gets accumulated in the muscles, causing them to become rigid. The best way to get rid of the lactic acid buildup is to give it the heat and cold application. First apply a cold pack to the neck in order to get rid of the pain and numbing of the area and then heat up the affected area to loosen the stiff muscles and increase the flow of blood to the muscles.
To do this, fill up a plastic bag with ice and wrap it in a towel and apply to the neck or at the base of the head for about 20 minutes. After 5 minutes or so, apply heat to the area by taking a warm shower, or by using a heating pad or hot water bottle for 20 minutes.
Repeat this 3 times in a day, till your problem disappears.