What are some ideas for helping to loosen up really tight, sore neck muscles tha

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    L a d y f a c eposted 8 years ago

    What are some ideas for helping to loosen up really tight, sore neck muscles that are causing...

    What are some ideas for helping to loosen up really tight, sore neck muscles that are causing headaches?

  2. Keyttle profile image60
    Keyttleposted 8 years ago

    Had that before, I can only think of one procedure that worked well for me is; take a hot short towel and wrap it around the back of neck and let it set for a good couple of minutes. Massage lightly first, then apply some pressure from the shoulder blades (both) to top the top of your neck (back part).
    It takes the edge off for me and had to do this twice a day for three days if I remeber right. It is a lot easier if you have someone do it for you smile

  3. lcg4jc profile image75
    lcg4jcposted 8 years ago

    The best thing I did was go to physical therapy where they would place hot compresses on shoulders and neck for about 15 minutes, this will begin to loosen the tightness; then they would have me do a series of exercises. If you are not able to go to physical therapy then at least try the warm compresses at least this will alleviate the tightness that will eventually ease up the tension that is ultimately causing tension headaches. This was solely my experience I'm not a doctor or anything.

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    briter123posted 8 years ago

    put pressure on it regularly and just kinda squeeze the pain out works for me! :-D hope this helped

  5. EllenDean profile image79
    EllenDeanposted 8 years ago

    There's this stuff called, Moxibustion.  It's a stick that looks like a cigar and comes from Chinese Medical Pharmacies, Acupuncturists, or herbalists.  You can probably get it over the internet too.

    The idea is to light the stick similar to a cigar.  Make sure to have an ashtray to tap off excess ashes.  (Have someone help you with this)
    Hold the moxibustion stick just above the skin...the person helping will want to have one hand on your neck to gauge the temperature so you don't get burned...and just move the stick around in little circles for about 5 minutes.  It helps to concentrate blood flow to that area, helping circulation.  The heat relaxes muscles and reduces inflammation, so the blood flow can do it's work.  This will help for sure. 

    It's a bit alternative, but it works well.  And, it's cheap!!  Just look up an acupuncturist in your area.  You don't need to have acupuncture for it to work....Good luck!

    Here's some links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxibustion
    http://www.acupuncture-treatment.com/indirect-moxa.html

  6. dragonlady1967 profile image82
    dragonlady1967posted 8 years ago

    Having your partner give you a really nice massage helps.  Then apply a heating pad for 10-15 minutes.

  7. naturalpainrelief profile image59
    naturalpainreliefposted 7 years ago

    Massage or stretching can do wonders. There are a couple of good hubs here that give instructions on how to stretch neck muscles.

 
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