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Old 12-08-2018, 12:12 AM
 
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A doctor suggested a pillow for a family member that is designed for the back sleep position but did not name a specific product- just said go to stores that specialized in either beds or back care and there would be several pillows that are designed for the back sleep position that will help with neck pain. I found a pillow online that is a cervical support pillow that is fully adjustable (dual zipper design provides full access to pillow filling to adjust to your desired firmness), has doctor-recommended contour design (it looks like a "built-in" indentation in the middle) that claims to help reduce neck and back pain & improve cervical health, is hypoallergenic, and has all natural materials. It is expensive. Does this sound worth it? Thank you.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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Sounds good...better than a rolled up towel that I sometimes used, until
my sister gave me a pillow kinda shaped like a dog bone....it's better than a towel, and when I'm feeling sore I use it...it really does relieve the neck, (almost instantly) when you lay on it rather than the regular pillow.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:50 AM
 
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Sounds good...better than a rolled up towel that I sometimes used, until
my sister gave me a pillow kinda shaped like a dog bone....it's better than a towel, and when I'm feeling sore I use it...it really does relieve the neck, (almost instantly) when you lay on it rather than the regular pillow.
Thank you very much.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Hope it gives your family member some relief.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:41 AM
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I used to have neck pain as soon as my head hit the pillow. I figured out that if I use a thin flat pillow I have no pain at all. I buy the Walmart pillows that are about $2.47 (I kid you not) and they are the only pillow I can use. The nice thick or memory foam, etc pillows don't work for me. Any other thickness cause stabbing pain upon contact.

I used to wake up with crick that lasted all day before discovering the flatter than average pillow at Walmart.
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:09 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Your "need" in a pillow can change over time. Just because you used a thick pillow for years doesn't mean you might always do better with one. I go through periods when I get the best rest with one or the other, so I keep a variety around. I don't have any trouble actually sleeping. Problem is you don't necessarily notice the shift in what the old bod happens to want for a while....because you are inconveniently asleep at the time
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Old 12-18-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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I was having daily pain due to a disc injury in my cervical spine. Then pain went on for months, even after a cortisone shot. Desperate for relief I bought a pillow off of Amazon that is designed for the cervical spine and I have used nothing else since. My pain has gone away, except for a rare flare up now and then. This pillow travels with me, and when I don't have it and usue an ordinary pillow the pain starts to come back.

So get the pillow, hopefully it's worth every penny spent, mine is.
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Old 12-18-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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There are many pillows out there and I'm using one over 10 yrs which is temperpedic with a neck contour. It was probably $50 or so long ago, so one has to try and find what works for them. Cortisone injections are not the answers.
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Old Today, 07:50 AM
 
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Cortisone injections are not the answers.
couldn't agree more!!!
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Old Today, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Several years ago I tried a memory foam, cervical pillow that simply was uncomfortable for me. I took it back. I could not get a comfortable night's sleep with that thing.
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