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Neck & Shoulder Pain From A Long Car Drive


Author: Chantal-Marie M.
Date: 11-17-2009
Views: 6,775
Word Count: 395
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3949-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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For more than a week I have been trying to recover from a long car drive and instead of feeling better I was getting worse. I had a pain in my right shoulder and arm that was growing each day and becoming more intense.

As soon as I would lay down at night the pain would intensify. I applied several essential oils and it would help for a little while, enough time to sleep a little and then the pain would wake me up again.

Yesterday morning, even while I was up and moving around the house, the intense pain was still there. I was not accustomed to feeling this way and was miserable, often sighing to find relief.

I told a friend who is a massage therapist about my pain. He immediately said the words "cervical nerve" and graciously offered to help with his expertise on neck and trigger points with massage. He then advised me to have a CAT scan to help determine the problem.

I decided to spend my money on Frankincense instead. My friend's massage helped a little and I continued all day to apply different essential oils on my arm, neck and shoulder, appreciating the relief they were offering me each time.

I was concerned to see the night come, told my husband I was going to stay on the couch, and get my sleep sitting up as the pain intensifies when I am laying down.

That's when I thought about checking the oil-testimonials website. Remembering the words "cervical nerve" I searched for a testimonial about cervical nerve root inflammation and there was a testimonial telling a very similar situation to mine.

When I went to bed, feeling the discomfort coming as it has done every night for the last several days, with my husband's help we followed the testimonial's suggestions. I applied a few drops of Frankincense on my arm, shoulder and especially on the central point at the base of the skull of the back of the neck.

It took a few long minutes for the pain to subside, but I fell asleep and woke up this morning 98% pain free. I had no pain the entire day. It was like being alive again!

I had a Zyto Compass reading a few days ago and Frankincense oil came up second on the list of suggested products.

Thank you so much for sharing your testimonials


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cervicalgia, muscle, muscles, rigid, rigidity, road trips, spasticity, stiff, stiffness, tight, tightness, travel, traveling.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
3.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
5.Associated topics: muscle-spasm,muscle-pain — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
6.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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