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Remedy for a Stiff Neck
Remedies for A Stiff Neck:
Decrease Neck Pain, Decrease Soreness, Increase Mobility and Range of Motion & Improve your Neck Posture

Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Support for Patients suffering from a Stiff Neck
  1. Causes of A Stiff Neck
  2. Stiff Neck Symptoms
  3. Stiff Neck Remedies
  4. Support for Patients suffering from a Stiff Neck
Causes of A Stiff Neck
  • Poor Neck Posture at Work
  • Sleeping Awkwardly at Night
  • Stress
  • Car Accident involving Whiplash in the Neck
  • Contact Sports
  • Repetitive motions at work
  • Sleeping with too many pillows
  • Sleeping with a Pillow that offers no support
  • A Violent or forceful sneeze

Stiff Neck Symptoms: What to Look and Feel For
  • Decreased range of motion in the neck spine- for example, not able to turn your head to the right or to the left. Limited motion of the cervical spine
  • Difficulty in getting into a comfortable position for sleeping; lots of tossing and turning at night
  • Pain in the neck, upper back and shoulders
  • Muscle Spasms of the Cervical Muscles and Upper back muscles
  • Fever and Headache (this along with a stiff neck may mean an meningitis diagnosis)
Stiff Neck Remedies
    Neck Stretches can be helpful to remedy a stiff neck

    Neck Stretches can be helpful to remedy a stiff neck

    • First thing in the morning, during your shower- let the hot water hit the back of your neck and do some gentle neck stretches. Specifically, these will involve flexing your head forward (bringing your chin to your chest), bringing your head back, bringing the right ear to the right shoulder and to the other side, and rotation of the neck to both sides. These neck stretches can be beneficial because it will help to loosen up your muscles, decrease pain and increase your range of motion. Most importantly, don't do any of these exercises to the point to pain, only to the point of feeling a stretch. Start with gentle neck stretches for a stiff neck.
    • During the day, use ice on your neck. Cold therapy will help to reduce inflammation and provide a numbing effect. When you use an ice pack- wrap it in a towel and set a timer for 10 min- 15 min max. If you are using a ice pack for your neck, use a 6x20 cervical ice pack. If you are looking for ice for your neck, upper back and shoulders, consider the 9x16 tri-sectional cold pack. Arc4life has a large selection of ice packs that can help in pain relief for your stiff neck.
    • Often times, with a stiff neck, your neck muscles are sore, stiff and just turning your head can be very difficult. To work specifically on the muscle spasms associated with a stiff neck, use a natural pain relieving gel like Biofreeze. Arc4life prefers Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel because it is odorless, greaseless and it is fast acting on sore muscles. If used in conjunction with ice afterwards, you have more pain relief. Biofreeze is a topical analgesic gel that does not use waxes, oils, aloe or petroleum. Biofreeze gel uses a special ingredient called Ilex- an herbal extract from a South American holly shrub.
    A Portable Tens Unit can help to ease sore muscles and muscle spasms

    A Portable Tens Unit can help to ease sore muscles and muscle spasms

    • Use a portable t.e.n.s unit on the muscle spasms in the neck and upper back for about 10-15 minutes. A T.E.N.S unit is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that transmits electrical impulses to the neck and upper back and works to block pain signals. The electrical currents produced are mild, but can prevent pain messages from being transmitted to the brain and may raise the level of endorphins (natural pain killers produced by the brain). Other massage products like a Jeanie Massager are used specifically by health professionals.
    • Consider looking at your workspace during the day- especially if you sit at a computer all day or do a desk job. Simply changing the height of your chair, the distance of your computer screen, the way you hold on to the telephone- all these things if done in an ergonomc way, can make a big difference so that you don't have a sore/stiff neck at the end of the day. Improving your posture overall, will impact how you neck feels.
    • Get a good neck pillow for sleeping at night- Check out Arc4life's Cervical traction neck pillow- here is a cervical neck pillow that will ensure that your head and neck are aligned correctly while sleeping at night. When you sleep on your stomach or in an awkward position - this can contribute to a stiff neck and puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the cervical nerves and muscles of the neck spine. Check out the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow to learn more about this cervical support to reduce the chances of a stiff neck.
    • Consider seeing a chiropractor to examine your cervical spine. Have a proper consultation, exam and cervical x-rays (if necessary). A chiropractor will be able to diagnose if there is an alignment issue in the neck. When one of your bones is out of alignment, that can put extra pressure on the cervical nerves- which in turn innervate the muscles of of the cervical spine. Having a cervical x-ray will show if there is an alignment issue in your neck, and if there is degeneration of the cervical spine. A chiropractic adjustment along with other modalities (such as moist heat, ice electric stimulation or neck traction) is another way to heal a stiff neck and prevent it from recurring again. Your Doctor will also discuss neck exercises and what activities you can do at home differently to prevent a stiff neck.
    • A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle, and is frequently painful. Often accompanied with a stiff neck, is muscle spasms of the cervical muscles, and the upper back muscles. This can include: the suboccipitals, the cervical paraspinals, the trapezius, the rhomboid muscles and the thoracic paraspinals. Formula 303 is a natural muscle realaxer that has a homeopathic formula including Valerian root, Passion Flower and Magnesium Carbonate. 
    Support for Stiff Neck is Available

    Support for Stiff Neck is Available

    Support for Stiff Neck: Articles, Blogs and More Information

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    Remedies for A Stiff Neck: Products designed for pain relief

    Remedies for A Stiff Neck: Products designed for pain relief

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    Jackson RollJackson RollArc4life's most versatile, fiber-filled support pillow. Firmer ends ensure maximum comfort and proper support. Great for your neck, back or under your knees.
    Adjustable Travel Comfort RollAdjustable Travel Comfort RollA versatile adjustable travel roll that can be used behind your neck, lower back or ankles. Inflate and use to get as much support as you need.
    Tri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow GENTLE SupportTri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow GENTLE SupportA Firm Neck Support Pillow. 24"x17"
    Pronex Pneumatic Cervical TractionPronex Pneumatic Cervical TractionThe only neck traction device that creates an even distraction in the anterior and posterior cervical discs while supporting the cervical curve-a lightweight, pneumatic device that has revoultionized at-home cervical traction unit.
    Sizes available for this neck stretcher:
    Regular (14" to 16" neck)
    Large (17" to 18" neck)
    Wide (19" to 21" neck) [Detailed info about the Pronex Cervical Traction]
    Fabric Self Adhering Resusable 2"x2" ElectrodesFabric Self Adhering Resusable 2"x2" ElectrodesSelf Adhesive Electrotherapy Electrodes for home portable tens units
    Compatible with our Analog Tens Unit Electrotherapy and Digital Tens Unit Electrotherapy
    Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow MediumArc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow MediumThe Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow offers superior comfort, promotes good posture, provides proper neck support while you sleep. Medium 24"x17". Regular Support.
    Arc4life Linear Gravity Neck Support Pillow MediumArc4life Linear Gravity Neck Support Pillow MediumMedium/Standard Size 24" x 17". Regular Support. Color White
    Arc4life Linear Gravity Neck Support Pillow LargeArc4life Linear Gravity Neck Support Pillow LargeLarge Size support neck pillow 28"x17" Regular Support
    Arc4life Linear Gravity Neck Support Pillow SmallArc4life Linear Gravity Neck Support Pillow SmallSupport Neck Pillow. Small/Travel Size 15"x20" finished size
    BioFreeze Natural Pain Relieving GelBioFreeze Natural Pain Relieving GelNatural Pain Relief Gel with Cooling Effect
    Soothe-A-Ciser Neck Traction CushionSoothe-A-Ciser Neck Traction CushionFor Positioning and And Pain Relief; Helps relieve tension headaches and neck pain; Perfect for Tractioning of the NECK; Used by Chiropractors, Dentists, Massage Therapists and many health professionals.
    Core Memory Air Core Adjustable Neck PillowCore Memory Air Core Adjustable Neck PillowThis therapeutic pillow combines premium memory foam atop a therapeutic foam base and adds the adjustability of air.19.5" x 14" with 5" adjustable high lobe.
    TriSectional Hot and Cold Pack (11" x 15" ) with Strap for Neck and ShouldersTriSectional Hot and Cold Pack (11" x 15" ) with Strap for Neck and ShouldersTrisectional Hot and Cold Pack 11"x15" with strap-  Great for around neck, upper back and shoulders
    Formula 303 Natural Relaxant- 45 TabletsFormula 303 Natural Relaxant- 45 TabletsNatural Relief For Muscle Spasm, Tension and Stress- HomeoPathic Formula for Muscle Spasm, Neck and Back Pain.
    Neck Pain Relief Total PackageNeck Pain Relief Total PackageIncludes the Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow (medium or large), A Dust Cover, The Posture Pump 1000 Cervical Traction Unit, 6x20 hot and cold pack, Formula 303 muscle relaxer and Biofreeze Natural Pain Relief Gel 4 oz tube 
    Dual Comfort Pain Management  Hot and Cold Pack 6"x20" Cervical PackDual Comfort Pain Management Hot and Cold Pack 6"x20" Cervical PackHot and Cold Pack 6"x20"-  Helps provide relief from strains, sprains, tendonitis, and other injuries. Perfect for around neck and upper back.
    Basic Hot and Cold Packs 6 x 20Basic Hot and Cold Packs 6 x 20Basic Hot and Cold Pack Cervical Neck 6 x 20, perfect for your neck and upper back
    Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1100Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1100The Posture Pump 1100 Cervical Traction unit dramatically reinforces the neck curve. It gets to the cause of neck stiffness, pain and discomfort fast.
    Cervical Traction System with Foam RollCervical Traction System with Foam RollRestore the proper curve in your neck with this home traction system: Includes a foam roll, harness and Water Weighted Bag
    Air Core Adjustable Tri Core Neck PillowAir Core Adjustable Tri Core Neck PillowThe popular Tri-Core Neck Pillow is now available with convenient air pump adjustability. 24"x16"
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