For Cervicalgia, or non-radiating neck pain, one of the best ways to find relief at home is to heat or ice the neck for about 10 minutes at a time. Icing may be more helpful in the first few days of symptoms, while heat may feel more relieving after that.
Another at home exercise for neck pain is to gently stretch your neck up, down, side to side, and side bending the ear toward the shoulder. Stretching should be gentle and within your tolerance. Hold each stretch for thirty and perform three repetitions to each side.
One other thing you can do at home is monitor your sleep position. If you sleep on your stomach, you have to twist your head to one side which puts stress on the neck. It is best if you have neck pain to sleep on your back or on your side to avoid additional stress on the cervical spine.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.
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