Experiencing neck pain in Chicago can be debilitating, and most people seek out any type of relief that they can find. Traditional methods such as visiting one of our chiropractors are always helpful, however, there are measures you can take at home to find some relief. Essential oils have many uses, and they are a natural way to treat neck pain. Not only can essential oils provide relief, but they can also reduce muscle spasms and loosen your muscles. Try any of these four essential oils the next time your neck pain flares up.
The benefits of peppermint include decreasing pain, reducing muscle spasms, reducing information and even reducing headache pain. Rub 1-2 drops of pure peppermint oil on your temples when you have a headache or put a couple of drops in the area that your neck hurts. Make sure that you do not get peppermint oil in your eye, as it can be painful!
Have you heard of marjoram oil? While it can be used for cooking because of its herbaceous flavors, it also has calming abilities. Marjoram oil also supports a healthy immune system and has a positive effect on the nervous system. In terms of neck pain in Chicago, marjoram can reduce muscle spasms, increase circulation and promote relaxation.
You likely associate basil with cooking, but it has other positive effects. It can decrease your neck pain and reduce inflammation. It also uplifts and energizes!
Finally, lavender is a great essential oil because it reduces inflammation, reduces muscle spasms and reduces stress and anxiety.
You can use these oils individually or blend them together! If your neck pain in Chicago persists, please contact our chiropractors at Sports Injury Centers!