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Frugal Sports Medicine: Fight Neck Pain At Home

Contributed By Phillip Peters, Inventor of Shane's Neck Brace

Don’t put up with neck pain.  Fight back and give yourself neck pain relief straight from home. Believe it or not, there are home remedies that work just as well as professional remedies given by physicians.

A major benefit of home neck pain cures is that they are inexpensive and do not cause any pain or burning feelings in your hands or fingers. Usually with home neck pain relief solutions, you won’t have any side effects unlike some prescriptions where you may have side effects.

What are neck pain cures that can be used at home?

One of the easiest ways to ease neck pain is to do some stretching exercises.  Stretching tends to relax the muscles of the neck.  Something as simple as rolling your neck can help you also. Yes, it may look funny but it does ease some suffering. Roll it in a clockwise motion.

Massaging the neck area with or without oil will help encourage the flow of blood to the area.  Simply massage the area in circular motions but this may take time to alleviate the pain.  Though time consuming, this is an effective remedy.

An over the counter cream can act as a neck pain cure. Find one that has no odor so it can be used anywhere. Many of the creams that are available not only ease the pain but also help reduce any inflammation that may have occurred.

Using heat on the afflicted area is a way of how to relieve neck pain. Heat will also help the muscles in the neck to relax and allow you to move your head with less discomfort. You can use a hot water bottle,   heating pad or a hot shower to massage the neck.

A combination of cold and heat is also a good way to cure neck pain. Some people are under the impression that only heat is beneficial but this is not the case. Heat and cold both increase blood flow to the area and improve circulation.

Herbs for Neck Pain Treatment
In many countries, herbs are used to heal the body and this includes neck pain. They are available in different forms such as lotions, creams, powder, supplements and more. Some over the counter creams used for neck pain relief have camphor and menthol in them.  They are used externally to help improve the blood flow to the afflicted area.

Kudzu is used to help decrease inflammation that can cause neck pain. Another neck pain cure is Devil’s claw which is grown in Africa.  This remedy is believed to decrease the amount of pain and help people who suffer from osteoarthritis function better.
St. John’s Wort is used in many areas of the world because it is believed that it can decrease inflammation and do away with nerve pain.  This remedy is ideal for those who have neck pain due to a pinched nerve.

Lavender is not only a fragrace but can be used as an oil for massaging the muscles toget rid of neck pain. The oil and the massage therapy can benefit a person that needs neck pain relief.

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