Sometimes after waking up from a nice long sleep, you feel a stabbing pain in your neck when you try to move or turn it and have no recollection of what might have happened that caused it but chances are, it’s probably something from the day before. Here are a few options that will help relieve you of your neck pain:
Put Heat On Your Neck
Heat can help the muscle soften or stretch better without causing pain and allows free movement. Place a heating pad on your neck for a few minutes (10-15) and then very gently stretch the affected area. You will feel a slight relaxation in the muscle and less pain than before. Just make sure not to overstretch it and give the injury some time to heal.
Massage Your Neck
Massage can be a very effective way to relieve pain. Ask for help from a family member or do it yourself if the place is reachable. You can massage the area gently with either oils, or go freely without one, just make sure that you don’t hurt yourself further during the process and not pull a muscle or damage it more, the massage is not supposed to be painful, it is supposed to help you relax.
Seek Professional Chiropractic Care
A professional hand to take care of your problem is probably the best way to go since you never know how serious your problem is, it might be muscle damage or a joint displacement. If the pain does not go away in a day or two, schedule an appointment with Advanced Wellness Center. A regular check-up with Dr. Mark and professional chiropractic care can be the best solution for prevailing ailments as well as the future.