The causes of this boring and painful problem can be so many and so different and, a cervical neck pain cure treatment is impossible to work well if we don’t understand which bad behaviour we have to avoid or which cause we have to fight against.
Start to say that the cervical spine is a very complex structure, so strong to support our head, to let it move but even so sensitive and this is the reason because sometimes it can hurt.
The most common neck pain causes are:
Injuries and accidents, especially the ones occurred in the car when it can be possible to have an hyperexention or hyperflexion of the neck.
- Osteoarthritis and other cervical diseases
- Bad posture
Stress and emotional tension that can contract the neck and shoulder muscles.
Sometimes, it is possible that our cervical neck pain is due simply to a bad position during our sleep time and, in this case, it is enough to move gently the neck, to massage it or to take some anti inflammatory medication.
Other and more serious problems can be:
- Spinal compression
- Spinal infections.
The only way to know the real problem is with a radiographic exam.
Cervical neck pain cure treatments are divided in surgery and not surgery ones.
Luckily, less than 5 % of people need of surgery treatments; let’s see what we can do in all the other cases.
Cervical neck pain cure treatments are different according to the different type of disease.
For example, in case of neck pain with mobility problems, very useful can be manipulation and stretching exercises.
In case of neck pain with radiating pain it is better to use manual or mechanical traction or thoracic manipulation.
For neck pain with movement coordination impairments, associated with long symptoms duration, maybe stretching exercises can be not enough and it is better to ask for a doctor counselling.
At last, in case of neck pain with headache, together with exercises, it can be powerful the usage of medication.
It is very very important, when we are talking about cervical neck pain cure treatment to have a gentle massage, to stimulate blood flow and the muscle relax and avoid strictly aggressive manipulations that can irritate more the area.
Other very common cervical neck pain cure treatments or, better to say suggestions, are:
Apply cold pack on top of the irritate area to reduce the inflammation
Apply heat pack if the problem is due to the cold or to the osteoarthritis.
For a good result medical cervical neck pain cure treatment has to work in inflammation reducing and not only to pain relief. The best ones contain antioxidant substances.
Herbs and plants, often used as cervical neck pain cure treatment are instead:
- Blackstrap molasses
- Marshmallow root
Alternative cervical neck pain cure treatments are, at the end, acupuncture and contrast hydrotherapy.