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Are Pillows Bad For Your Neck
I was working out 5x's a week. Since stopping a month ago I have had tense neck, can it be related? I am on computer more & know my pillows are bad.
Neck strain: I believe you are answering your own question. Yes, most certainly it could be related, as well as computer use, especially if not at eye level or not using a flat pillow. Try an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the area of discomfort for 15 minutes on and 45 minutes off for the next two days, naproxen or ibuprofen if not allergic and no kidney or liver failure, and gentle neck stretches. ...Read more
I've had a bad migraine for 17 days now and it hurts all the way to the back of my neck makes it stiff And it hurts to even lay my head on my pillow?
Migraine: 17 days is too long! Get evaluated and treated so at the least the migraine pain goes away, then get worked up and have a discussion with Dr. on all the triggers you can avoid that may cause headaches and assure you get diagnosed and counseled on how to best treat them. Good luck. ...Read more
Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?
Neck pain: Not sure you need to see a doctor at all. If just happened use ice on the muscle. Can use otc pain relievers. Also use a good cervical support pillow. Expect to be improved in 5-7 days. If worsening pain or tingling or numbness into arm see you primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant neck shoulder back pain numb arms stiffness for 6 months. Ive changed pillow mattress I do yoga and stretches no help. Is it bad posture?
Is not bad posture: you should have CT oh head and spine to find cause of problem ...Read more
My huabands neck has been hurting for a couple days at the base. Could this be from his pillow or something wrong?
Pain in neck: Neck pain can be due to sleeping on it wrong - as you suspect. Also, by propping your head with a pillow, these symptoms can be magnified. Occipital neuralgia is one cause. It is due to whiplash injury or neck arthritis. Certainly straining the muscles of neck due to heavy lifting or inordinate exertion could be responsible. If this persists, pursue thorough and careful neurological examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : If you get worse pain this pillow is not good for check other kids there are a lot of them. ...Read more
What works for you: There is no science behind mattresses and pillows. Just lots of sales pitches. Find one that works for you and seems comfortable. Most mattress stores will allow you to return a mattress within a few weeks time if it is really uncomfortable for you. Pillows should support your neck at a neutral angle. Personally, i've found the shaped pillows from brookstone work great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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