Sounds like first you need a better pillow.
I would suggest finding a chiropractor with good references.
With in 3 visits the pain can be gone and the tightness neck can be releaved.
I went to one off and one for years when I was physically active in sports.
To this day, my husband and I use orthapedic pillows.
Best of luck
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