Got a stiff neck? These 4 solutions might help you out

In a lot of cases, you can make the symptoms disappear by yourself

Everyone has a stiff neck from time to time. Often, this is caused by bad posture while you’re sleeping or at work, or by a draft. In some cases, however, a stiff neck can be caused by a serious medical condition. For example, a stiff neck can be a symptom of meningitis or a hernia. Do you have persisting neck problems? Then you might want to contact a doctor. If the stiffness in your neck has a simple cause, you can often combat the symptoms by yourself. Here’s how you go about that.

In a lot of cases, it’s pretty easy to get rid of your symptoms.

1. Exercises

When you wake up in the morning with a stiff neck, there are a couple of simple exercises that can make your muscles supple and flexible again. Nod your head up and down ten times while you keep looking straight ahead. Next, look over your shoulder left and then right and repeat this exercise ten times as well. Then, move your left ear to your left shoulder followed by your right ear to your right shoulder and do this ten times as well. These exercises will cause the muscles and joints in your neck to work together. Important: you shouldn’t force the movements. Stretch as far as you can but no further and do so in a slow tempo.

Go to the next page for four more tips that can help you get rid of a stiff neck.

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