5. Try Getting More Magnesium
Neck pain is often a result of putting too much strain on the muscles and in some cases a sprain. If you increase the amount of magnesium that you ingest, you can prevent these problems. Magnesium helps to contract and relax the muscles. The most obvious thing is to adjust your diet: magnesium is commonly found in fruits, vegetables, soy products, beans and whole-grain products.
In addition, magnesium can also be absorbed through the skin by taking a bath with Epsom salt or a similar supplement. A magnesium supplement is also an option, but this can have side effects. It is therefore best to consult a doctor before you start seriously considering supplements.
6. Try a Massage
A massage by a trained masseur can help to loosen and stretch your neck and back muscles. He will often find out where in your neck and shoulders the ‘knots’ are and he will continue to massage those points until they are loose. This is beneficial to the blood circulation and also ensures that your muscles are less tense.
However, we have to warn you. Massages are often seen as pleasant and relaxing. That will probably not be the case with this massage. Loosening your stuck muscles can be unpleasant and very painful, especially if they have been stuck for a longer time. After the massage you will certainly feel better, so it is definitely recommended, but the treatment itself is not very pleasant.