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Natural ways to manage cervical pain

Neck pain is very common nowadays and occurs due to the factors such as injury, poor posture, age, obesity, sedentary lifestyle or an underlying medical condition such as chronic fatigue syndrome and cervical spondylosis.

The pain can be controlled by following few lifestyle changes and few natural remedies.

Light Exercise:

lack of exercise can lead to pain and stiffness around the neck and shoulder, which can result in cervical spondylosis.

The following exercises if done regularly can help keep away neck pain.

  • Rotating head clockwise and counterclockwise and nodding head from side to side. Dot it for 10 minutes 2-3 times in a day.

  • Clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of shoulder is also very helpful.

  • Cycling regularly helps keep the back straight. If pain increases while doing any of the exercises, it should be stopped right away.

Turmeric:

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric increase the blood circulation, and reduce the muscle stiffness and pain.

It can be mixed with hot milk and honey and consumed daily for various other health benefits.

Massage:

Massaging neck and surrounding muscles helps ease tension and keep chronic fatigue syndrome away. It also reduces joint stiffness and decreases the chances of pulling and straining of muscle in future.

Hot and cold compress:

Alternating hot and cold compress is another natural way to ease neck pain. Hot compress improves circulation and relaxes the sore muscles, while cold compress reduces inflammation and swelling. Do not apply hot compress if the area is inflamed and avoid cold compress if having any circulatory problem.

Method;

  • Wrap a hot water bag in a thin towel and make a hot compress.

  • Wrap few ice cubes in a thin towel to make a cold compress.

  • Apply the hot compress on the affected area for 2-3 minutes.

  • Then place the cold compress for one minute.

  • Repeat again after 20 minutes.

Repeat the process few times daily till you get relief.

Epsom salt bath:

The magnesium in Epsom salt regulates the pH levels thereby reducing stiffness, inflammation, and pain. People suffering from heart or kidney problem and diabetes should avoid it.

Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and wait for 20 minutes for using it. Taking this bath on regular basis can be a good remedy to ease symptoms of cervical spondylosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.

For proper diagnosis and treatment of Cervical pain, consult with a Jiva doctor today for long term relief.

To Know more , talk to a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor
under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.

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