When you ask some people how something is, they may simply tell you that it’s a pain in the neck, but do they mean this literally or figuratively? Neck pain is something that is fairly common and nothing to mess around with. If you are someone who is experiencing horrid neck pain, you may be desperate to find a way to get rid of it. There are many medications your doctor can give you, but there are also many things you can do at home as well. Read on for some home remedies for neck pain. 

What To Do

One of the best things that you can do if you are experiencing a sore neck is to just rest it. That’s right. Go lay down and let your neck muscles get some rest. They will thank you for it later. If your neck is really sore, you should not hesitate to put some ice on it while you lay down. The ice will reduce inflammation if there is any and ultimately feel really good. If your neck muscles seem like they’re really tight, you could apply heat to your neck instead. You could use a heating pad on the back of your neck or you could even stand in the shower for a few minutes. When you’re done using the heat, you could try applying the cold for better results. Additionally, if your neck is really sore, just chill out and relax. If you’re all stressed out, that’s not helping anything!

Other Ideas

All of the above mentioned remedies will work to make your neck feel better but you may also want to take some sort of medication for your neck. Be careful of what type of medication you're taking and how much so no overdose can happen especially with over the counter pain relief products like Tylenol or Advil will work great. Advil may work better than Tylenol because it’s also an anti-inflammatory so if you are torn on which to take, Advil is probably the best bet. Don’t be afraid to use some sort of medicated lotion on your neck either. Perhaps some AsperCreme will help but if you want something a little better, a product called BioFreeze may be your best bet. Icy Hot will also work great because it will take a lot of the pain away and numb your neck a little bit. 

Neck pain is not something that you should have to deal with at all! There are many things that you can do in the comfort of your own home to relieve neck pain however and these are just a few ideas. If your neck is causing you pain, try these remedies and see how they work for you. You may be surprised at how good your neck feels afterwards!

About the Author: Casey McNeil is writer, avid learner, and a mother of a beautiful little girl.  Like any mother she trusts LIfe Source to keep her and her family healthy.