Have you ever woken up one morning with a crick in your neck? Waking up to a stiff, aching, pained neck is never a good way to start your day. Perhaps you slept in a bad position the night before or pulled a muscle doing something strenuous during the week. Whatever the reason, you can use a neck brace and some aspirin to quickly alleviate your pain and help you get on with your day.
Whether they are cervical neck braces or orthopedic neck braces, they are great for correcting neck injuries and preventing further aches and pains but it can get kind of expensive to go to the doctor whenever you feel your neck getting a bit stiff. Instead of paying for a doctor’s visit you can learn to make a neck brace of your own with common items you’ll find in any good sports bag like towels and masking tape. There’s a way that you can make an easy to use, custom-fitted, neck brace at home in three simple steps.
Keep in mind that this remedy is only for mild irritating aches and pains. If your neck is suffering from severe pain or immobility you ought to seek professional help. Talk to your doctor before trying any medical treatments out on your own.
Making Your Own Neck Brace
All you need to make a neck brace is a fluffy towel, some thick rubber bands, and masking tape. There are three easy steps to take to create your very own neck brace to soothe your muscles and get you back on your feet in no time.
First, fold the towel up longways so that you make it nice and thick. You might choose to wet the towel with warm water beforehand or toss it in the dryer for a few minutes to get it heated up. Warm temperatures will help sooth your muscles easier. Once you have it nice and folded, wrap the towel around your neck to that it covers all of your skin. Make the towel nice and tight but not tight enough to strangle you. Next, use the thick rubber bands to hold the towel in place by placing them around the towel. If you secure the towel properly you should have limited movement with your head which will help to heal your aching neck muscles.