- I massage and rub my neck vigorously while gently turning it to the side where it hurt. This eases the pain until it's gone.
- —Guest HelperT
- When I touch the area of pain when you have a crick in the neck, the muscle usually feels quite tough and not relaxed (well, this is the case for me anyway). I find that by massaging the tight muscle, the crick will ease or completely go away. I am quite tough but gentle with it. I get my fingers right into the muscle. My mum is a nurse and showed me this technique. It doesn't work with everyone and you shouldn't do it if you're unsure or its causing you a lot of pain. I've been taught how to do it properly and you could end up making it worse. So that's pretty much it - massage it quite vigorously for about 3 minutes before bedtime, don't sleep in an awkward position, and it usually feels a lot better the next day!
- —Guest guest
crick in the neck
- could not help but laugh when i read previous response "you have to show crick who's boss" i laugh so hard my crick felt better. sometime laughter is the best medicine
- —Guest feeling better
Got to get this out!!!
- I currently have a crick in my neck right now and I'm trying my best to get it out the way I used to. I usually have to be extremely rough with it. My point of view is you have to show the crick who's boss. I turn my body to the left and right and take my head completely with it. When I want to move around, I just move like normal. I don't take it slow and easy to avoid the pain. I feel the pain in order to really get rid of it. Another possibility is rolling the head in circles several times. If the crick is on the right side, I roll my head to the left and stay for a few minutes. If it's on the left, I do the same and hold it on the right for a few minutes. Again, my opinion is you just have to show it who is boss. It's a pain in the neck, but being rough with it has worked for me.
- —Guest Annoyed
- It was so easy. All I did was put ice on my neck where it hurt for 10 minutes. Then I just massaged for about ten minutes and then got in bed. I rested my neck on fluffy pillows for 10 min and it worked.
- —Guest clark kent
- Alright so I woke up with a crick so I wet a small towel and then put it in the microwave for a minute then I put it on my neck where the crick was. This took a long time but it did work!
- —Guest GUEST
Here's where it's at
- It's simple...sometimes I massage it...most of the time I just go to bed at nite & the next day when I wake up it's gone.
- —Guest laura the explorer
- I have a crick in my neck that started 3 days ago. It started as a small pain, but has developed into much worse. When I move my head far to the left or right it sends a sharp pain down the back of my head. I've been told to go see a chiropractor, but was trying to avoid the co-pay. Any at home suggestions? NOTE FROM BACK AND NECK PAIN GUIDE: Here are all my suggestions for home therapies: http://backandneck.about.com/od/painmanagement/tp/backselftherapy.htm
- —Guest In2MuchPain
- I woke up this morning with a crick in the left side of my neck. I tried to watch some videos to help, buy either I'm not doing the exercises right, or they don't work. I've had a crick before, and rotating my neck and head usually helped. But it won't work with this crick. Please help! NOTE FROM BACK AND NECK PAIN GUIDE: http://backandneck.about.com/od/alternativemedicine/bb/backneckmassage.htm---Massage http://backandneck.about.com/od/painmanagement/tp/backselftherapy.htm---home therapies, http://backandneck.about.com/od/exerciseandsport/tp/Posture-Exercise.htm --- gentle posture exercises, especially for the upper back and shoulders.
- —Guest Guest of A Guest
Just To Help
- I rub and massage my neck for 10 min then put an ice bag on it for 10. I keep repeating the process for an hour then do it again the next day if it still hurts (especially when I move).
- —Guest helper
Ibuprofen And Massage
- I took ibuprofen and rubbed and moved my neck. After that, the pain was gone. It helped for a little while, anyway.
- —Guest Guest 99
- I read everywhere that I schould go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor for my neck crick, but I don't have that kind of time! I NEED SOME HOME REMEDIES! NOTE FROM BACK AND NECK PAIN GUIDE: It's all here: http://backandneck.about.com/od/painmanagement/tp/backselftherapy.htm
- —Guest THIS FREAGGING HURTS!
Dаmn this sucks!
- I hate it when I get these! I have one right now and I have absolutely no idea where it came from.
- —Guest Alexander Rhett Crammer
- Like 2 weeks ago my neck had a crick in it and I could not turn it to the left at all. But then I put ice on it and it went away. Today I woke up and I sat up and I could not turn it to the right again. I have put ice on it but now that doesn't work. Can anyone help? I have to go to my sister's graduation today and I look stupid with my neck turned to the left. Please help. NOTE FROM BACK AND NECK PAIN GUIDE: http://backandneck.about.com/od/alternativemedicine/bb/backneckmassage.htm ---Massage, http://backandneck.about.com/od/painmanagement/tp/backselftherapy.htm --- home therapies, http://backandneck.about.com/od/exerciseandsport/tp/Posture-Exercise.htm -- posture exercises, especially for the upper back and shoulders.
- —Guest Skysky
What do i do?
- What do i need to do for a crick in my neck to go away? NOTE FROM BACK AND NECK PAIN GUIDE: http://backandneck.about.com/od/alternativemedicine/bb/backneckmassage.htm ---Massage, http://backandneck.about.com/od/painmanagement/tp/backselftherapy.htm --- home therapies, http://backandneck.about.com/od/exerciseandsport/tp/Posture-Exercise.htm -- posture exercises, especially for the upper back and shoulders.
- —Guest Myke Ghee