Pain in the neck is a common problem for many people in the world. It is a serious debilitating condition which will make you unable to sleep and can significantly affect your quality of life.
Neck pain is usually associated with a sedentary lifestyle, and although it is definitely one of the causes, there are other things which are bigger culprits. Small things such as not drinking enough water or living under stress can be responsible for neck pain, which can be eliminated simply by introducing some lifestyle changes.
Here are the 6 main causes of neck pain:
- Not drinking enough water
Water is essential for our overall wellbeing, and we need about 1-2 liters a day. One of the adverse effects not drinking sufficient amounts of water has on our health is improper muscle contraction in the upper back area which may cause back pain. Start with a glass of water in the morning after waking up, then continue to drink 6-8 glasses more during the day.
- Emotional burden
Emotional burden and negative emotions can cause significant neck pain. People who are dealing with the problem are often suffering from too much responsibility and the weight of the world on their shoulders related to work, personal or family issues. If this is the case, we recommend seeing a homeopathic therapist or use essential oils such as elm, oak or olive oil.
- Poor posture
Our body isn’t designed for a sedentary lifestyle, but for continued movement. We spend way too much time in front of the computer or TV, and the constant sitting puts too much pressure on our neck, resulting in pain. To avoid this, it’s best to get up and walk around every 30 minutes and perform some stretching exercises as well.
- Heart problems
Every body part is related to an organ, so any discomfort you might experience can be resolved by stimulating the organ. Neck pain may be related to some kind of heart problems, so we suggest visiting your doctor regularly in order to detect potential problems.
- Uterus problems
Women who experience neck pain should know that it might be somehow connected to the uterus. Your uterus might be inflamed or suffering from another problem, so by resolving it you will also relieve your neck pain. We suggest treating the problem with natural herbal supplements which contain sage, primrose, chasteberry, wormwood or garlic.
- Cervical injuries
One of the biggest causes for neck pain is injury. If this is the case, you must visit a specialist who can properly diagnose the problem and treat it appropriately. If you want to use herbal remedies against the pain, try those based on turmeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that is said to work better than Ibuprofen or other painkillers.