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Why does my neck feel worse...?

  1. ii3rittles profile image83
    ii3rittlesposted 5 years ago

    Why does my neck feel worse...?

    I've been cracking my neck since I was 16. I cracked it more and more till I ended up doing it several times a day. Now that I have neck problems, I am trying to stop and correct my posture. However, I am on day two of not cracking my neck and it feels worse, and my back hurts. Is this normal? Its super tense and still.  I couldn't find info on the web and I don't have the $$$ to see a chiropractor at the moment.

  2. HealthCanada profile image69
    HealthCanadaposted 5 years ago

    This is normal (i am guessing you are in your 20's now?)
    Stand for 5 minutes a day with your hands against your chest, with your ankles and shoulders pressed (standing up straight) against a wall.
    this should correct your posture.
    the main nerves that connect to the vital organs are located in the neck. c3,c4,c5 are their names.
    By cracking the bones in your neck, you have released nitrogen that normally builds up to protect your bones from the more acidic blood.
    By correcting your posture with this exercise it should increase blood flow to the affected area and your neck should be feeling fine in no time.
    it would also help to add an extra pillow underneath your head to lift the neck line above the shoulder level slightly.

    1. ii3rittles profile image83
      ii3rittlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! Very helpful smile

  3. padmendra profile image46
    padmendraposted 5 years ago

    It appears that you  have not given sufficient care to yourself. There are some natural remedies which cost nothing but some physical action. By way of practicing yoga and special exercises, you can get rid of the problem completely.

    One of my recent articles 'Wrong Posture and its drawbacks'... will perhaps give you some help.  If  you sincerely do the exercises and make up your eating habits, there are hundred percentage chances of getting cured permanently.

  4. GPAGE profile image78
    GPAGEposted 5 years ago

    Try a heating pad on your neck instead. Works wonders! I would also seriously think about getting an x-ray on your neck and upper back as soon as you can. Sometimes a good massage works on the soreness and takes the tension away from the sore area. There are massage schools where people are training as professional masseuses, so you may be able to find someplace that will not be expensive. You can also try a local college for referrals.

    Ofcourse I am a big believer on healing through yoga. There are all sorts of poses that can help that area.

    1. ii3rittles profile image83
      ii3rittlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I use heat and ice. I had it x-rayed 2 years ago as its been bothering me bad for a good 3 years now... and they said they didn't see anything wrong, just said bad posture. I went through PT but it didn't help much.

  5. Shawnte87 profile image88
    Shawnte87posted 5 years ago

    You might have a pinched nerve. I had one of those on the left side of m back a year ago and hurt horribly when I moved my arm the wrong way. Money is tight for you it seems, but if it's bothering you too much, I recommend seeing about it.

  6. C V Singh profile image75
    C V Singhposted 5 years ago

    Get an appointment with a physiotherapist to learn few exercises. You have to do theses exercises for 5-10 minutes and your neck problems will move away of your body. It's all due to wrong posture and there is no other cheaper and better alternative than physiotherapy.

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    Kena Bladelposted 5 years ago


    You should lie down on the floor entirely, with your ankles together for about 5 minutes. This will help improve your posture and also make you lose a few inches on your waist. This is a Japanese Technique. It works!

  8. Healthyannie profile image88
    Healthyannieposted 5 years ago

    You need to loosen your neck. Try exercising as this is really important. Read my hub about neck pain:
    http://healthyannie.hubpages.com/hub/Ne … neck-pain. More than likely this is a problem which developed as part of a skeletal defect as your skeleton was developing.
    Try flax seed oil as a supplement, it is not expensive and works well for neck pain.
    Also ginger tea to increase circulation. Do the neck walk (described in hub) and please feel free to get in touch if you have more problems.
    McTimoney chiropractors are great but I know visits to professionals are expensive.
    Another therapy which works well is craniosacral therapy especially for skeletal problems which may have formed during your development. Tell me do you suffer
    from a blocked nose, bronchitis and breathing problems? Look after yourself,
    and keep in touch. Please feel free to contact me by email if you would like.

  9. Inventurist profile image76
    Inventuristposted 5 years ago

    "Cracking your neck" had become a habit, from what you are saying. The result over time was some wearing and tearing that isn't necessarily all beyond normal, but could be. Instead of "cracking" it, try this. Hold your hand on your forehead, and push gently against your hand for a count of 10, then hold your hand on the back of your head, again, push for a count of 10. Now side to side - each with a 10 count.

    What does that do? Your body has natural "lubrication" if you will, that can be released with this gentle movement. The more radical cracking action did the same thing to some extent but was more of an irritant than soothing. It may not work 100% on the first try, but be patient. It can work and is free, effective and probably will improve your back pain as well.

    I am not a doctor or medical professional. The information I am providing is anecdotal at best and should be considered only as that of a lay person.

  10. Deepak Chaturvedi profile image70
    Deepak Chaturvediposted 5 years ago

    Hi,I am not expert but can suggest you a site that is-www.allexperts.com  first  select catagory then ask your question whether from allophatic or homopathic there vast catagories on per subject.It is a volenteer service so free of cost.You'll have to provide your email id to get your answer.Meanwhile avoide pillow(free suggestion ofcourse).

  11. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    There are proper exercises for the neck.

    The most basic exercise that I apply daily is using a towel and holding the towel with both hands stretching at both ends. Putting it behind your head and you push your head backward while pulling the towel forward. This exercise will help to relieve stiff neck.

    Do this with the towel on your fore head. Pushing your head forward while pulling the towel backward.

  12. Arc4life profile image78
    Arc4lifeposted 4 years ago

    Cracking your own neck is not recommended. This really causes a lot of stress to the cervical spine. You are creating hypermobility-which is too much movement.

    I would recommend working on your posture, and do neck strengthening exercises.

    You can also work on the muscles in your neck as well: