Here are some tips that can help relieve neck pain:

1. Apply heat or ice to the painful area.
2. Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
3. Relax your neck muscles with massage, acupuncture, or a hot shower or bath.
4. Do slow range-of-motion exercises, up and down, side to side, and from ear to ear.
5. Use a heating pad, a balm, or a neck brace to support your sore spots.
6. Adjust your everyday habits to prevent constant strain on your neck.
7. Consult specialists if you still experience ongoing or severe neck pain.