These are just some of the products I use to make my life a little easier with chronic pain. Of course, the effectiveness of these will vary from person to person. Because my injury is contained (for the most part) to my back, neck and right upper extremity, this is what works for me.
I will occasionally update this page with any new item I find that is helpful. If you have any suggestions for me, let me know!
*Disclaimer: I am not paid for endorsing any of the items you see below.
Sunbeam Renue Heating Pad
This thing has been a lifesaver. For those with pain that is muscle-related and focused on the neck and shoulders, this hits all the right spots without you having to hold it in place. There are magnets in the front panels that connect to each other, meaning you can wear it sitting up or laying down.
My husband bought mine from Walgreens, but you can buy them online from Sunbeam or Amazon, as well. The prices vary depending on where you get them and the size/manufacturer, but they usually start at about $30.
Zen Bamboo Pillow
I bought this pillow a couple of weeks ago from Amazon for $17 after seeing reviews. It’s almost impossible for me to find a good pillow that lasts.
I have to say that this one isn’t necessarily my favorite, but it’s made well and is very sturdy. The inside is made of shredded memory foam and the pillow itself is fairly heavy. I do believe that if I removed some of the foam it probably would be better, but I’ve found my new favorite pillow (which is below), so for now I’m going to use it as a body pillow.
If you need a sturdy pillow that’s fairly large, this one is probably the one for you.
Langria Memory Foam Contour Pillow
This is my new favorite. As a matter of fact, I’m going to buy one for my husband, too. He doesn’t have any neck problems but he laid on it and fell in love.
It is adjustable and can be used at four different heights. One side is a bit taller than the other and there is a portion that can be removed on the bottom, making it smaller if needed.
I bought mine from Amazon for $30 and it was worth every penny.