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Offline Vermilion

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Anxiety induced neck pain.
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:44:35 PM »
So this is a recurring thing but it's been a lot worse lately.

When I'm stressed I tend to tense my neck and hunch my shoulders which leads to awful neck pain. This bout has lasted nearly a week, the pain is both sides and the back of my neck and travels down to my shoulder blàdes. I also get,headaches. If it's no better by next week or gets really severe I'll go to the doctors but does any remedies I could try in the meantime? I'm using Cocodamol, heat, I've bought new pillows and I've tried pain reliever gels as per the pharmacists advice. Any more ideas? Please?
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 07:53:03 PM »
Massage possibly? Long soaks in a hot bath.
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 08:35:47 PM »
I’ve experienced this before. I always get it really bad if I drive on the motorway.

I know a lot of people struggle with the idea of massages, but honestly it can help so much. I was luckily recommended a really lovely massage therapist who put me at ease straight away and had cured my chronic neck and shoulder pain within a few sessions.

A soak in a warm bath might help also (if you have a bath available) and lots of people swear by putting Epsom salts in the water. It’s not too expensive and should be quite easy to find.
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 01:47:07 AM »
Have you tried 4head? It is mostly for headaches but, I've found if I am tense and I notice it can help me to relax the area or pay more attention to the position I'm in
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 08:15:56 PM »
Thank you  :hug1: :hug2:.

I think I'd struggle with a massage because I don't like people touching me much but if it works I might try to push myself. Is it expensive?

I've always thought things like Epsom salts were more mostly a placebo but if they're cheap it won't hurt to try them.

I'll check out 4head but I'll have to make sure there's no ibuprofen in it.

Thank you. :)
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 08:32:07 PM »
Hope you find something that works for you.
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 09:31:59 PM »
4head doesn’t have ibuprofen in it, or any other painkillers. It’s menthol based. A touch of vicks vaporub could have a similar effect, but 4head doesn’t smell quite as strong and goes on easier. I find the white tiger balm helps too, that one is also menthol based.

I think my massages were approx £40 a session, which admittedly is pricey, but it only took a couple of sessions to feel a real difference. My massage therapist was really good, in that she didn’t make me go more often than needed to make herself more money. I didn’t feel ripped off by her at all. I went back for a one off session a few months later as I had a niggle, and just that one massage was enough to stop it getting bad again.
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 07:07:14 PM »
If they're menthol based then I'll give them a try, it's just a shame that they stink!

Massages are quite pricy but it's good to know that they work if I get desperate.

 Thanks for the info :).
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Re: Anxiety induced neck pain.
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 07:17:49 PM »
I hope some of this helps you.
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