Back neck pain can have a variety of causes. In most of the cases it's about something minor, like a strain or a small injury. Bursitis can also cause this type of pain, as well as tendonitis or damage of ligaments. Other times back and neck pain can be the result of more serious medical conditions like degenerative arthritis.
If the pain is persistent and it won't go away in a few days, it's a sign that you should make an appointment with a doctor. Back neck pain can also be the result of inadequate working position and this means that it will go away after the muscles will relax.
Back neck pain can be dealt with using natural remedies. They are some that can be used internally and some that can be applied topically. Most of them contain analgesic, ant-inflammatory and anti-spastic (muscle relaxant) substances. You can determine which herbal remedy will work best on you after you will know the exact cause of your back neck pain.
Here are a few natural alternatives that you can use for alleviating the back neck pain without going for over the counter or prescribed drugs.
Devil's claw - It is efficient in many medical conditions implying pain and it is proven to have a pain reducing effect similar with that of anti-inflammatory drugs. A cure of a few months with this herb will keep the pain away. It is recommended in back neck pain, lower back pain and arthritis pain.
Kudzu - It reduces the pain because it seems to stop the inflammatory response of the body. Its action is similar with that of estrogen and it is not recommended for patients with diabetes.
St. John's Wort - It is being used in many medical conditions and it seems to relieve pain in a very efficient manner. It has anti-inflammatory properties and it works best in cases of nervous pain. It might interfere with certain synthetic drugs, so use it after discussing this with your doctor.
Wintergreen oil - It has an aspirin like action when massaged on the painful area because it reduces inflammation, the cause of pain in many cases.
Camphor - It should be used topically for relieving pain, reducing inflammation and improving the blood flow. It warms the massaged area, giving a comfortable sensation.
Lavender oil - It has one of the most powerful analgesic actions and massaging the aching areas with it is going to provide fast relief.
Rumatone Gold Oil – It is all-natural herbal massage oil having anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It is uniquely formulated to ease back neck pain and joint pain problems.
Login to add comments on this post.