Has your neck or back pain ever been so bad that it made you nauseous?
If you answered no, that’s great. I am glad you haven’t had this experience. I don’t wish this type of pain on anyone, but just in case this ever happens here are some things to do if this ever comes up.
If you answered yes, I understand because this has happened to me too. Many times – just recently in fact.
Why does pain cause you to become nauseous in the first place?
It is caused by numerous factors and to be honest it varies from person to person. It might be you have a vertebrae pressing on a nerve or you have muscles that are in distress or it could be that you have a lot of inflammation causing swelling, which is often the case. It could also mean that something else is going on in your body and the referred
Whatever your situation might be if you are experiencing this symptom you should always call your doctor to find out what’s going on. In the mean time, here are 5 tips that always work for me when I am feeling nauseous from pain.
- Rest. Listen to your body and rest. Our bodies usually find a way to tell us when we need to slow down so focus in on what’s happening in our body. If you get nauseous from your pain make rest a priority.
- Apply a cold compress or use a heating pad. I put an ice pack on my head or neck, which can help if you have any swelling going on and can help take the edge off your pain. I have also used a heating pad to help with my aching muscles that could be contributing to my pain, but it really comes down to personal preference.
- Drink H2O. Increase your water intake to help ease your symptoms. It’s easy to not want to drink anything especially when you are not feeling well.
- Try the ginger and lemon combo. I LOVE ginger and lemon especially together. I drink fresh lemon juice and ginger tea and even diffuse the two in my water during the summer months. Ginger root helps the stomach to relax and also includes many anti-inflammatory compounds while lemon is an antispetic and helps cleanse your system naturally.
- Essential oils. This is a new something that I have recently added to my medicine cabinet. Peppermint oil is my favorite and helps with nausea. I took a drop of therapeutic grade oil and put it on the roof of my mouth holding it for 1 minute and my symptoms were gone. Not all essential oils are created equal and many are diluted with synthetic compounds. After much research I recommend and personally use Young Living.
What tips work for you when you have nausea? Share with me in the comments below.