Stiffness and pain in your neck can come as an outcome just by doing your everyday things, things like: sleeping in an uncomfortable position, being too much in front of your PC,
driving home with from a basketball match all sweaty, with your car windows open just because you like the breeze (personal experience I would not recommend to anyone), and similar everyday activities that seem harmless, but are quite dangerous for your neck, and for your health in general.
My Neck is stiffed, and it really hurts to keep my head up, what do to?
Recommended, is aspirin and ibrouphen that will reduce the pain, and they will give you a chance to rest from constant pain. A good approach is to heal it with the hot-wet method. Heat helps to reduce the pain, lower the stiffness of your joints and to speed up the healing process. A really practical way is using a heating pillow or just take a hot shower. What you can also use is the following: take a towel and put it in a hot water (not boiling) but hot water, then drain it and place it around your neck. Stay in that position for 10 minutes. Another great idea is taking a hair dryer to heat your neck’s painful spot. As far as ointment goes recommended is Algipan Ointment see more, and Raglex Cream see more.
However and we cannot stress this enough, after using this treatment it is really important to stay indoors, especially after using the hot-wet method or any cream or ointment. The reason is that your muscles will be relaxed and if by any reason you expose yourself to any type of cold, you may get the opposite effect. Before doing this please make sure you have a day or two for yourself.
Should I call a doctor?
If your house treatment does not help, and the pain is present more than 3 days it is necessary to visit your doctor.If you are in a position where you cannot lift your arm above your head, consulting medical specialist should be done immediately.
Keeping your phone with your neck is bad for you, instead try using a Bluetooth or any type of headphones. If you work in an office or spend too much time in front of a PC, then lift your screen at the height of your head, this way you will not have to bend your neck every time you are using your PC. Avoid high heels. They are extremely bad for your back, and in time they will cause your neck to be stiffed and in pain. Use a scarf, if the room that you are sleeping in is cold, or if the weather outside is cold and dry. Sleeping with your windows open in most times will cause draft through your apartment, and it may seem nice at first, but you might end up with a terrible neck pain the day after.