We often hear from people that they experience neck pain when they turn their heads. The most common situation is that you sleep with a stiff neck at night and wake up the next morning with intense pain when you turn your head. In addition, other reasons can cause neck pain as well when turning your head. If you are suffering from this problem, do you know how to relieve and cure the neck pain? Don't worry, this article will tell you.
First of all, we should figure out the causes of neck pain when turning head.
1. Stiff neck
Stiff neck is basically caused by the inappropriate height and insufficient support of the pillow, or the incorrect sleeping position, and the constant turning over after falling asleep. You will feel neck pain when turning your head after waking up in the morning.
2. Muscle strain
If you maintain a posture for a long time in daily life, or repeating a certain action for a long time, such as working with the head bowed at a desk, which leads to strain on the muscles of the neck. And it causes pain in the neck when turning the head.
3. Cervical spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis is mainly a degenerative disease of the cervical intervertebral disc. Cervical spondylosis can cause pain in the neck when turning the head.
Now that we understand the common causes, it's time to treat the symptoms accordingly.
- Even if you don't treat a stiff neck, it usually clears up on its own after a day or two. If you have a severe stiff neck, you can use local hot compresses or corresponding physiotherapy methods to accelerate the local blood circulation to relieve the neck pain. At the same time, you can take some drugs for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, and combined with the application of pain-relieving drugs, which can relieve the neck pain of stiff neck.
- You can do some exercises regularly to increase the strength of the neck muscles and improve the stability of the cervical spine. Develop good living habits and pay attention to correcting your bad posture. Exercise your body appropriately after working or studying for a long time.
- Be careful to keep warm, choose a warm sleeping environment and keep your neck warm. Maintaining a good sleeping position at night is also very important for relieving neck muscle strain.
- If you have cervical spondylosis, you need to go to the hospital for examination and get treatment after diagnosis. It is generally recommended to take non-surgical treatment under the guidance of a doctor, including cervical traction, cervical braking, wearing a cervical collar, etc., which can help relieve the symptoms of neck pain and improve the condition.
The bottom line
If you have symptoms of neck pain when you turn your head, be sure to figure out the cause of the pain first, and then take appropriate measures. As mentioned in our article above, these methods can help you relieve the neck pain. Of course, if your neck pain is very severe, you must see a doctor as soon as possible.