User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: Ever have neck pain?

  1. #1
    CaToonie Britanica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    244
    Likes Received
    315
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)



    1
    I have flare ups that are so bad sometimes. I use a TENS unit but I still find myself waking up with neck and shoulder pain almost every day and I am not sure how to fix this. I have one of those expensive foam pillows for neck support (it was $125+) and it only helps sometimes. I have to sleep with ice on my neck every night or I will wont be able to fall asleep.

    Any suggestions on what I can try at night to help me sleep better? Maybe a better pillow?
    This thread is currently associated with: N/A
    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.


  2. #2
    Luv Saving People Money MortgageQueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,404
    Likes Received
    6224
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    You need a good chiropractor. I can get a recommendation from mine for your area if you like.

    Have you ever injured it? Is it nerve damage?

  3. #3
    CaToonie Britanica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    244
    Likes Received
    315
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)



    Quote Originally Posted by MortgageQueen View Post
    You need a good chiropractor. I can get a recommendation from mine for your area if you like.

    Have you ever injured it? Is it nerve damage?
    I honestly am not sure what happened. When I was in my teens I cracked it a lot. When I seen a doctor 4 years ago, she said it is a posture issued. I went through physical therapy and it didn't do much. I then seen a chiropractor once a month for 2 years and I think she made it worse. I think I carry my stress in my neck so I don't think anything will help until I learn to not tense so much.
    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

  4. #4
    Luv Saving People Money MortgageQueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,404
    Likes Received
    6224
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    Maybe massage or acupuncture would work?

  5. #5
    CaToonie
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    231
    Likes Received
    221
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)



    acupuncture can help. I have neck pain all the time. I take Advil when it get really bad

  6. #6
    CaNewbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    6
    Likes Received
    6
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)



    I have always found that if I use a pillow that doesn't "suit" me, I start getting chronic neck aches. No matter how innocent that pillow appears, if it's not for me it's not for me.

  7. #7
    CaToonie
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    231
    Likes Received
    221
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)



    My neck pain is getting so bad I am going to physio. Does anyone know if a firm pillow helps?

  8. #8
    Smart Canuck frugal50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,996
    Likes Received
    10226
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    Quote Originally Posted by KDivers View Post
    My neck pain is getting so bad I am going to physio. Does anyone know if a firm pillow helps?
    firm pillow is only good for side sleepers
    You can't change other people. You can only change yourself"
    - H. H. Getter

    when we change our attitude, we change our lives





  9. #9
    Senior Canuck
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    827
    Likes Received
    966
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    The wrong pillow will do it to me every time as well. I find even my jaw hurts when the pillow is wrong.

    So I discovered the best pillow in the world (in my opinion). It is the water pillow. You fill it with water to suit you, whether you need it firm or soft.

    FYI, I pay about $50.00 for my water pillow and I get it at a chiropractor, not a store.

    Hope this helps.

  10. #10
    ROMEO ROMEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    PICKERING
    Posts
    10,880
    Likes Received
    41858
    Trading Score
    1 (100%)




    Quote Originally Posted by KDivers View Post
    acupuncture can help. I have neck pain all the time. I take Advil when it get really bad
    Acupuncture work fast and it's great

  11. #11
    Smart Canuck
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    GTA Area
    Posts
    1,764
    Likes Received
    4882
    Trading Score
    2 (100%)




    I went through several neck pillows and the best one for me is the water pillow. You can add as much water as you like depending on how firm you want it. The obus forme pillow made my neck worse. Unfortunately it is trial and error as everyone is different. Shoppers Drug Mart sells water neck pillows.

    If physio, chiropractor and massage aren't helping than ask to see a physiatrist (physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist) you need a doctors' referral. Mine sent me for a MRI, nerve conduction tests, etc and figured out what was wrong - she is a gem. I see her monthly for trigger point injections which really help.
    Last edited by barbis9; Fri, Aug 26th, 2016 at 10:52 AM.
    Redneck Charger likes this.

  12. #12
    2y uterine cancer free Mia001's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    6,731
    Likes Received
    3026
    Trading Score
    26 (100%)




    do you know something about '' parrots beeks'' or '' Forestier sicknes'' showing on your neck x-ray ?

    if yes, there is not much to do other than medication ......sorry . :-(
    Last edited by Mia001; Sat, Aug 27th, 2016 at 12:37 PM.
    Redneck Charger likes this.
    Thank's to DH who told me the grumpy Garfield was not at all representative of who i am

  13. #13
    Mastermind Redneck Charger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Franktown, Ontario
    Posts
    101,501
    Likes Received
    35105
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    3 years ago, I would have told you are nuts, but since I have been seeing a chiropractor, the pain in my neck, shoulder, and back have lessened, not gone, but helps... I use the tens machine lots, and hot showers. I do miss going to the chiropractor since I broke my leg back in July, but once able I will go back. I honestly didn't think it was helping, but since not going, I have huge pains again!


  14. #14
    Smart Canuck frugal50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,996
    Likes Received
    10226
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    im suffering from neck pain now, been over a month
    You can't change other people. You can only change yourself"
    - H. H. Getter

    when we change our attitude, we change our lives





  15. #15
    Mastermind Redneck Charger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Franktown, Ontario
    Posts
    101,501
    Likes Received
    35105
    Trading Score
    0 (0%)




    Both of you should buy a Dr. Hoe's Tens Machine... I use mine usually several times of the day on neck, shoulder, back, and now my broken leg... Also great for diabetics if you get the one for the feet.. gets the circulation moving in your feet also... Worth looking into...

    https://drhonow.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=ppc

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •