Steps and precautions to fix Stiff Neck

steps and prevention's to cure stiff neck
Written by Anusha

Stiff neck is a common problem that people were facing these days. It became the most recurring problem to every individual. Around one among five were facing the same.
There are some specific reasons which might be the one of the reasons for suffering with the stiff neck.
Especially , the people working in cooperate sector has this as common.It will be very difficult to move the neck even a single inch. It will be funny to look the people who is facing the stiff neck but indeed that will be the most painful issue.

Anxiety and stress can also sometimes cause tension in your neck muscles, which can lead to pain in your neck.

Let us have a look how can we prevent the stiff neck and also the steps to fix the stiff neck at the earliest.

There are certain home remedies which will helps to relax from the stiff neck.

Home remedies for stiff neck:


This may give you the best relief from the stiff neck. Not only for the Stiff neck it will helps to reduce the muscle cramps/spasms. Apply Ice/Heat pack to your neck where you are getting severe pain. After some time again do the same with the alternative pack (If you tried it with the Ice pack before. Now, Use Heat one).

Now, the question that is running in your mind is “where will i get this pack?”

Don’t get panic!. You can get them at the medical store. If not, you can make it in your refrigerator with an ease. take a milk packet/water packet, place it in deep freezer then apply.

Pain reliefs:

There are some certain pain reliefs which will instantaneously reduce the pain. take regular doses of paracetamol , ibuprofen or a combination of two if you are not able to bear the pain. But , to much intake of pain reliefs is not good practice. So, instead you can apply ibuprofen gel and rubb on your neck

Keep moving:

Stiff neck will not let you to do your work properly. You will be inconvenient to follow your regular activities. We would like to suggest you to keep going since the concentration from this might change. So , keep moving .

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Slow range of motion exercises:

Gently tense your neck muscles as you tilt your head up and down and from side to side, and as you carefully twist your neck from left to right. these exercises will help strengthen your neck muscles and improve your range of movement.Thus the muscles can release the pain.


Massaging the area of you neck will helps to reduce the pain and let you relax from the pain for some time. Do this at least once an hour for efficiency.

Make sure to do the massage in a circular motion.A gentle massage will help muscles to relax while increasing the blood circulations.This in turn helps to reduce the stiffness.

Slightly warm any oil and massage it around your neck. Take some warm bath that will also helps to reduce the pain.

Firm mattress without pillow:

This is a trick most of the people used and relaxed from the stiff neck. It is recommended not use pillow if you are suffering from stiff neck .That helps your neck to fix automatically while you are sleeping. It will be better if you are not using thick mattress. Use a firm mattress without pillow to get rid of the stiff neck.

Soft Neck Collar:

avoid wearing a neck collar, there is no evidence to suggest wearing a neck collar will help to heal your neck, and it’s generally better to keep your neck mobile or else where a neck collar which is soft and smooth.

Avoid driving:

it is better to avoid driving if you are not able to turn your head. This will helps to reduce the pressure on your neck and thus helps to heal it early.

The below are some stretching’s which will helps you to get relief from the stiff neck.

Stretching can keep pain at bay

– Roll your shoulders backward and down 10 times
– Squeeze your shoulder blades together 10 times
– Push your head backwards into your car head rest or hands and for 30 seconds
– Bring your ear to your shoulder 10 times each side

Precautions to avoid stiff neck:

if you are facing stiff neck very frequently, then here are some tips to prevent the stiff neck.

  • Don’t use thick pillow. if possible, better not use the pillow at all.
  • Sleep on your back if you can.
  • Avoid neck strain while using mobile/laptop at work. don’t bend you neck to see the text.Make your neck comfortable.
  • if you need to talk on a phone a lot, Use head set.
  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Carry weights eventually.
  • Maintain good posture always.
  • Stretch yourself

The main cause for the stiff neck these days were due to the usage of mobile phones. So, Use the mobile phone if it is really required.

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