Ayurvedic Treatment and Home Remedies for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain are caused by various reasons:

  • Muscle strain due to prolonged working in front of computer.
  • Overuse of mobile and other electronic gadgets.
  • Reading in lying position.
  • Degenerative joints.
  • Improper sitting or sleeping posture.
  • Carrying heavy weights.
  • Cervical spondylosis.
  • Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis or Extra bony growth (spur).
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Nerve compression due to tumor or disc herniation.
  • Trauma or injury.
  • Stress.
  • Other ailments like Heart attack, Cancer, Gallstones, Meningitis, etc.


Signs and Symptoms of Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • There may be constant pain or pain increases after physical activities.
  • Radiating pain from neck to shoulders or to hands.
  • Abnormal sensation like pricking, tingling or numbness.
  • Pain may be associated with dizziness or vertigo.
  • Loss of muscle strength.
  • Associated pain like headache or chest pain.
  • Disability to do fine hand work like sewing, painting, etc.


An X-Ray or CT scan, Blood tests and Physical examination will help to find out the exact cause.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Neck and Shoulder Pain

The following medicines are beneficial:


Selection of medicines depend on the root cause. Along with medications few Ayurvedic procedures can be done: Nasya, Abhyanga, Patra pinda sveda, Kukkutanda twak sweda, Upanaha, Lepa, and Greeva basti.

Dos and Don'ts

  • Include Turmeric, Garlic, Ginger, Sesame seeds in your diet.
  • Avoid curds, oily, spicy,cold and refrigerated foods.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and smoking.
  • Regularly do exercises to strengthen your shoulder and neck muscles.
  • Maintain good posture while working.
  • Avoid carrying heavy weights, instead use trolley bag.
  • Use appropriate pillow and sleep in good position.
  • Use headphones instead of holding phone between your ear and shoulder.


Additional Reading:

Cervical Spondylosis

Neck exercises

To get more information and to buy ayurvedic products for relief from neck and shoulder pain, please click the links below:

Prasaranyadi Kashayam

Rasnasaptakam Kashayam

Maharasnadi Kashayam

Ashtavargam Kashayam

Rasnadi Kashayam

Arthronil capsules



Ksheerabala oil

Mahanarayana taila

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