My daughter made a heating pad that is long and narrow to put around my neck. I think she filled it with buckwheat. A few minutes in the microwave is all it takes to heat it up. Really helps to relieve the discomfort. I'm sure that there is something like this commercially that you could pick up at the drug store.
I totally understand. The good news is that my neck pain lasted for about three month but now it is now gone.
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.