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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had the same foam cervical pillow for 6 years.
It's still kind of the same shape.
I know that some people change their pillow quite often. : )
My question: What kind of pillow is the best?
How much is the right amount to pay?
How do you know when your pillow is wearing out?
Pamela

PAlady
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   Posted 11/12/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
I think the "best" pillow is the one that helps each person with his/her pain. I've tried so many, and have a stack of them in my closet I should just pitch, but spent a small fortune over the years. What you pay is up to you. This pillow I've recently found was $32 at a medical supply store, but it seems to go flat after a few months. I've been told this isn't abnormal. Really depends on the material in the pillow. I used to use a more expensive one, but then I couldn't find it anymore, so I had to try shopping for another.

I think most pillow would probably loose their effectiveness after 6 years, but who am I to say? I know mine's going when my neck symptoms start to flare up, like they did in the past week or so. I wasn't sure it was the pillow, but suspected. And I was right.

A couple of months ago several of us discussed pillows on a thread but I can't remember the name of the thread. You might just try searching Healing Well and see if you can find it. Some people had water pillows. Lots of different choices. But I do believe the "right" pillow makes a huge difference if you've got neck problems.

PaLady
Pam - I bumped up the thread I was referring to. It was started by Red.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 11/12/2008 3:07:57 PM (GMT-7)


Baybreeze
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   Posted 11/13/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I've also tried many kinds of pillows, all made of different things. Strange, but, the pillow that helps my neck the most is actually one of those car/neck pillows. It has barley or something inside, it's a U or horseshoe shape, and fits around my neck perfectly. And since the filling is moveable, I can mold it if need be. I use it on top of my down-filled pillows. I've tried sleeping without it and find I just cannot do that, then I will have neck pain. Even when I have severe neck pain exacerbations, like all day long, the pillow helps relieve the pain a little while sleeping, thank goodness. I've had this pillow in one of my cars for many years, it was probably less than $10...I used it once because I was so desperate to find some sort of pillow and had already wasted lots of money and tried so many different things. I only wish I had tried this one first.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel like my neck and back hurt too much to go and pillow search. However,
the reason for this pain might be partially the use of the wrong pillow.
So ... Maybe today I will go pillow seeking.
Pamela is owwwwwwwwww today.

Chartreux
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   Posted 11/13/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to wish you good luck in your search for
that right pillow! It's never a easy choice....If it was
then something else would come along to make it hard.
Just our luck ain't it (LOL) just a lil joking...
Sure hope you can find a good pillow...
Lots of soft hugz
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
I just remembered - one time I bought a pillow from QVC or Home Shopping. The one good thing is you can try it out for 30 days and return it, which you can't do with most stores. It might be worth checking out their websites and maybe ordering from one of them.

PaLady

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   Posted 11/13/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
The pillow I have now, I bought at Meijers (not sure if you have one near you) but it is made for side sleepers which I am and is medium firm. It really made a big difference on how I woke up in the mornings. My neck isn't as stiff or sore. So I truly believe that having the right pillow makes a world of difference.
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/13/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Red,
Glad to learn the pillow helped. I'll take every bit of relief I can find, even if not a cure!

PaLady
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