The neck muscles can become inflamed as a result of sudden hypothermia, especially after exercise. Cold temperatures cause spasms, disrupt circulation and inflammation of the tissues. It is necessary to treat a chilled neck in a comprehensive manner.
It is necessary
- - pain relievers;
- - antipyretic drugs;
- - vodka, honey, aloe juice;
- - salt.
Give your neck muscles complete rest. To avoid unnecessary pain and tissue injury, provide rest to the muscles of the neck - do not strain, stop physical activities for a while, you can go to bed rest.
Take pain relievers. You can use conventional analgesics or take non-steroidal drugs, which also have anti-inflammatory effects. Any medication should be taken only after consulting a specialist.
Warm up sore spots. Make a vodka or alcohol compress - moisten a piece of gauze, rolled in several layers, attach it to your neck, cover with plastic on top and wrap it with a warm woolen scarf. Use warming ointments, and after removing the compress, provide the neck with "dry heat" - apply a bandage of warm cloth.
Prepare a mixture of equal parts vodka and liquid honey, add a little aloe juice. Saturate a gauze cloth with the composition and attach to the neck, wrap everything with waterproof paper on top.
Take antipyretic medications. If inflammation of the neck tissues is accompanied by an increase in temperature, then this may be a symptom of the addition of a viral lesion. In this case, the administration of antiviral drugs and drugs that eliminate fever is indicated.
Massage your neck. Once the acute pain subsides, it is helpful to work out the muscles in the neck to restore circulation and stimulate cell renewal. Press with your fingertips on the painful points and hold the pressure for a few seconds - this massage should not last more than 15 minutes.
Try contrasting temperature changes. An alternative to warming the neck is to alternate between cold and warm compresses. Prepare a bag of heated salt or sand and ice cubes wrapped in a canvas cloth. Apply a warm wrap at night, and in the morning, cool the tissues and relieve swelling with an ice compress.
Get physical therapy. Electrophoresis accelerates the action of anti-inflammatory drugs and stimulates blood flow, UHF and quartz heat the tissues throughout the depth. A 10-day course will speed up recovery and reduce the likelihood of relapses.