The herbal remedies are available in pill form, also can be taken in liquid or with tea, inhaled, or used in ointment, gel or cream form. Though these supplements are available but recent renewal in medications (pharmaceutical approach) has gained popularity among people especially in West.
Herbal supplements may be considered as solution for neck pain but one thing that needs to be remembered is that these herbal supplements are not as regulated as traditional medications for neck pain.
There are many gels, creams, oil and ointments available, in which menthol and camphor is added, to rub on the skin, which increase blood circulation and produce a cool or warm feeling on the affected area that soothe and relieve neck pain for several hours.
Kudzu is another herbal medicine used by Chinese for many pain conditions, including neck pain. It has been found by researchers that Kudzu is very helpful in reducing inflammation and can be taken in pills or powder form.
2. Fish Oil
Fish oil is another very effective supplement easily available in the market but can be taken by those who are taking blood thinning medication. Studies have found fish oil is very helpful supplement in relieving neck pain as well as joint or back pain.
3. Vitamin D
Vitamin D has also been used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-pain. Vitamin D deficiency may often result in inflammation and pain.
Magnesium is required by more than 300 enzymes in human body. Many people usually intake magnesium well below average quantity, which can cause hypertension, diabetes, headache and other pains, chronic inflammation and heart disease. An individual should take approximately 400 mg of supplemental magnesium per day.
5. Ginger & Turmeric
Ginger & Turmeric is also helpful in the context of inflammation and pain. It is easily available and usually taken with meals as an added spice.
There are hundreds of natural and artificial supplements available for neck pain and can easily relieve neck pain without seeing a doctor.