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This is a discussion on Natural Remedies for recurring stiff neck/muscle issues within the Health and Fitness forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by Rascal01 Using a well worn towel that has lost its fluff and softness, roll it into a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascal01 View Post
    Using a well worn towel that has lost its fluff and softness, roll it into a neck support. Do this by laying the towel flat on a hard surface. Make two folds along the length of the towel, folding from one side, then the other, dividing the towel into thirds. Then roll it up as tightly and compact as you can get it. The end product should be a firm roll about 10 or 12 inches wide, depending upon the size of the towel.

    Lay down on a firm surface and place the towel behind your neck. Relax, allowing your head to rock back with your neck fully supported by the towel. About15 minutes of this should be helpful, longer if you prefer.

    Relax and unwind.

    If you have had a neck injury or surgery, see a doctor first.
    Are you a Se dom by any chance?

    Can't understand any of your instructions :P

    Thank you though, I will see a GP if I don't feel better in the next 48 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Panda View Post
    I also use those spiky massage balls to self-massage the areas I can't reach. I prop them on the wall and slide on them, I can control the pressure this way and it definitely works, but it may take time, like 5-10 mins at least.
    I'm picturing a red panda demonstrating the proper way of using the self massage balls XD

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    You should see a physiotherapist.
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    Bathe in the period blood of a 100 virgins.
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    I've been getting these throughout my live, but more often lately. Best remedy I've found once aggravated is to stretch the afflicted muscles, even though it's terribly painful to do. I've found this cuts the recovery time in half or better. Do it every 15 minutes for an hour or two, then once an hour for a few hours. By the end of the day it should be more relaxed. Try to work in some 10 minute walks if you can during this. Walking is tremendously beneficial in realigning and re-balancing muscles and joints in your core, and even your neck. The rhythmic motions get all the structural systems to work together and it tends to relax everything.

    I've also found a lot of relief from flexeril if it's bad, too bad to move. It's a muscle relaxer that cause the pain-tension-pain reaction from perpetuating it. Once you get some relief from the flexeril, you can then walk and stretch it, the cramps and spasms will be eliminated or at least made more tolerable. I sometimes use heating pads, but I can't always get the heat deep enough or isolate the muscles that are causing the pain due to the logistics of pad placement.

    Things that cause it are almost always prolonged poor posture during an activity or non-typical action, or atrophy from begin too inactive. I never get these when I'm active minus known/obvious injury.
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    May I ask in what position do you sleep most of the time?

    If you are a 'freefaller' (see image), your neck is forced into an unnatural position, ant it can cause neck pain.

    AC units blowing air in the direction of your shoulder/neck may also worsen the problem. I used to carry a checked lumberjack shirt to work (even in hot weather), and put it on if the AC was too much at the office or in public transport.

    In case you swim, you might want to correct you breathing technique (especially freestyle).

    And like others mentioned, massage and stretching exercises may help.
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    I can ask my physio guy for some exercises next time I see him. My suggestion would be do to these exercises/stretch every half hour or so when you are working
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawz View Post
    Bathe in the period blood of a 100 virgins.
    Good luck finding virgins in Sheffield.
    Last edited by Aridela; 08-16-2019 at 02:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaznos View Post
    May I ask in what position do you sleep most of the time?

    If you are a 'freefaller' (see image), your neck is forced into an unnatural position, ant it can cause neck pain.

    AC units blowing air in the direction of your shoulder/neck may also worsen the problem. I used to carry a checked lumberjack shirt to work (even in hot weather), and put it on if the AC was too much at the office or in public transport.

    In case you swim, you might want to correct you breathing technique (especially freestyle).

    And like others mentioned, massage and stretching exercises may help.
    Side sleeper.

    No A/C, no swimming.

    I've gathered most possible cause for it was a combination of bad posture when sleeping and spending too many hours writing code, hunched over.

    I actively try to keep straight whilst typing now, but the pain seems to have gone from the neck area entirely, and move to the arm. In any case, feels slightly better.

    Thanks for the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soop View Post
    I can ask my physio guy for some exercises next time I see him. My suggestion would be do to these exercises/stretch every half hour or so when you are working
    Thanks @soop ; I've started with some light yoga today, already feel a bit better.

    Pain is mostly in the upper/outer arm area now, so definitely a pinched nerve.


     
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