Neck and Shoulder Pain
Muscular strains, using wrong pillow and bad sitting posture can cause stiff neck.
Remedy: Ice bag application, careful lifting of heavy loads and putting pressure on your leg instead of back, avoiding excessive neck movement up and down, neck stretching movements, alternate application of heat and cold, gentle message in the pain affected area and some anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen can give relief from neck pain. Exercise for flexibility, stability and strength should be done only when the pain is completely reduced. Conditions, such as arthritis, nerve or disk problems, lymph node inflammation or bone disorders, require doctor's consultation.
Shoulder and arm pain are quite common and mostly can be cured with repetitive ice bag application for every alternate 15 minutes. Symptoms of shoulder or arm pain include swelling, numbness, tingling, fever, fatigue, and insomnia. Accurate diagnosis of the pain can get you the appropriate treatment. After the pain subsides, strengthen your shoulder with light weight lifting and other hand movements to avoid the pain to recur.
Cause: Soreness of tendon in the shoulder due to prolonged painting or lifting heavy weight or any kind of sports can give rise to shoulder and arm pain. Arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bursitis, reaction of certain medicines like penicillin or anti-anxiety drugs or oral contraceptives are also cause for shoulder and arm pain.
Remedy: Proper diagnosis can help getting the proper treatment. To get pain relief, avoid strenuous activity. Ultrasound, ice application, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen or naproxen and occasional anti-inflammatory steroids injections also gives relief. Special and simple range-of-motion exercises like bending over or rotating your shoulder following resistance exercises with light dumbbells can get you to your normal functions.
Remedy of Neck & Shoulder Pain with Better Sleep Pillow
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