Electric heating pad made for the neck??

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Luvzminis
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   Posted 7/25/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi:  It's been awhile since I posted, and wanted to throw out a question.
 
Is there such a thing as an electric heating pad made specifically to be worn around the neck?
 
I know there are microwavable heating pieces (I have some.).  But I need major relief on my neck, and heat seems to be most helpful.  I'm taking malic acid tablets, doing exercises, did the ergonomic thing, tried various herbs, and take Neurontin and Flexeril, which make me very loopy, but do help. However, I find I forget important details while on them, so I don't want to take them while working on something important, as I would in a job.
 
I'm trying to finish up a lonnnggg MT course, and still at this stage, I don't know if I can do it for a job, because of the stiffness/pain I get in my neck/upper back.  To anyone who does computer work:  what has helped you?  I appreciate any ideas. God bless!

Luvzminis
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   Posted 7/25/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
(I should have added that I have had several MRIs, and many other neuro tests, and been followed for this for about 6 years now.)

crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh gosh. I had one once but it was eons ago. It was long and slim and the two ends connected to each other somehow--I don't remember exactly. But it could be wrapped around a leg or arm, or used on the neck. Sorry i don't know of anything currently on the market.
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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Here are a few things that help me:
Take frequent breaks; even it they are only very short breaks.  Turn your head slowly from side to side and up and down.  Get up and move around.  Gentle yoga stretching helps some.  I like the horizon stretch.  You sit on the floor or a chair.  Stretch one arm out straight and bend turn your torso slowly around (if you have your right arm outstretched, turn around to the right.)   Keep your eyes on your hand and stretch as far as comfortable and hold it for a few seconds.
 
Ice packs help, too.  So do medicated patches like icy hot, etc.  And the carbon thingies that get hot that you stick on your neck. 
 
Moving the shoulders around helps, too.
 
Good luck with your mt program.  What is MT?
Sue

Sherrine
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   Posted 7/26/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Is this what you are looking for?  Here are a couple I have found.
 
 
 
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Carnissa
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   Posted 7/26/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
i have found that infra red massagers help me when it comes to pain i know you get it in a wand not sure about a thing that would fit around your neck though
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 7/26/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much!  I will check everything out. God bless! wink

Hara
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   Posted 7/27/2009 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Luvzminis said...
Hi:  It's been awhile since I posted, and wanted to throw out a question.
 
Is there such a thing as an electric heating pad made specifically to be worn around the neck?
 
I know there are microwavable heating pieces (I have some.).  But I need major relief on my neck, and heat seems to be most helpful.  I'm taking malic acid tablets, doing exercises, did the ergonomic thing, tried various herbs, and take Neurontin and Flexeril, which make me very loopy, but do help. However, I find I forget important details while on them, so I don't want to take them while working on something important, as I would in a job.
 
I'm trying to finish up a lonnnggg MT course, and still at this stage, I don't know if I can do it for a job, because of the stiffness/pain I get in my neck/upper back.  To anyone who does computer work:  what has helped you?  I appreciate any ideas. God bless!
 
 
FROM HARA: It's called a flaxseed bag. My mother made me two of them and I can either freeze them or warm them up in the microwave for 2 minutes. It's great. I hope you find yours.
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