Physical therapists can help you by teaching you strengthening exercises, correct posture, and alignment practices. They also use heat, ice, and electrical stimulation, and other measures to ease pain and prevent it from coming back.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS is used to relieve pain for several different types of illnesses and conditions. They often use it to treat muscle, joint, or bone problems that occur with illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, or for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, or bursitis.
Traction makes use of weights, pulleys, or an air bladder to stretch your neck gently. This has been proven to provide relief from neck pain. You must only use this procedure under the advice and supervision of a medical professional.
One way of relieving the pain on the neck is to put on a soft collar and remove so of the pressure that is put on it. This is known as short-term immobilization. However, if the method is used too often, like for more than three hours at a time or more than a week or two, it could do more harm than good.