Health Tip: Ease Neck Pain06/03/11
(HealthDay News) -- When your neck aches from a disc problem,
arthritis or injury, you may be able to get relief at home.
The ADAM Encyclopedia mentions these potential home remedies for
- Take an over-the-counter medication, such as acetaminophen or
- Ice the area for the first 72 hours, then apply heat.
- Take a break from regular exercise and activities for a few
- Peform slow, gentle range-of-motion exercises to help stretch
muscles in the neck.
- Gently massage painful parts of the neck.
- Sleep without a pillow on a firm mattress, or use a neck
- Wear a soft neck collar for a brief period.
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