Treatment for Neck Pain
Several factors like a sedentary lifestyle, faulted posture, prolonged use of computers, and cumulative lack of physical activity can cause neck pain. Common Causes of Neck Pain can include Spasm, sprain or strain in the muscles, a Herniated Disc, Osteoporosis etc.
A persistent neck pain might mean a Disc prolapse or arthritis of the cervical spine and hence need professional attention.
Ayurvedic treatment identifies muscular spasm caused by Strain as the repeated cause of the pain which in turn is due to a faulted posture or stress. These causes can be easily abated by Ayurvedic medicines and in severe cases by specialized massages.
Administration of Ayurvedic therapies like Nasya (Entering of medicated liquids through nasal cavity), Elakkizhi (Patrapotala Sweda), Podikkizhi (Choorna Pinda Sweda), Abhyanga (oil massage with specific herbal medicines).
Along with these, herbal medicines are very effective in providing tangible benefits in all these cases, rendering the patient symptom free.
It also helps in repealing the damage inflicted to the nerve and in further stopping the degeneration of the bones, nerves, and cartilage involved.
For minor, common causes of neck pain, try these simple remedies:
Apply heat or ice. At the painful area, use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, then use heat after that.
Avoid jerking or painful activities.
Do up and down, side to side, and from ear to ear exercises. This aids in stretching the neck muscles.
Make someone gently massage the painful areas.