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.
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)