What is a stiff neck?
Stiff neck means that you suddenly get cramps in the neck muscles, it hurts and you become stiff in the neck. You have cramps and pain at the same time as you find it difficult to move your head. Usually it is more difficult in one direction. It can hurt a lot when you try to turn your head.
What causes stiff neck?
The problems can start when you have made a fast movement with your head or slept in an uncomfortable position. But other times there is no clear cause.
How to treat a stiff neck?
For most people, the pain in the neck goes away on its own within a few days or a week.
Heat can often reduce the pain. You can, for example, wrap a scarf around your neck or use a heating pad, for example take the wheat pillow from our lumbar belt Stabilize. A hot shower or a hot bath can also feel nice and relieve the pain.
It is easy to believe that the body heals best when it is resting, but the body thrives when it is allowed to move. The increased blood circulation has a positive effect on the whole body and makes healing faster. You should try to avoid movements that hurt, but otherwise you should move as much as you can. Use the Trainer to stretch the body and TENS-EMS electrical therapy for pain relief.
How to prevent stiff neck?
By not moving in too fast movements, lifting too heavy in the wrong position or sleep with a cold drag from the window. It is also important to stay active and regularly exercise and stretch the muscles so they are not too tense. Use the Mini Gym for fun home training.