What do you recommend for shoulder and neck pain?

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@merlin22 (1111)
United States
December 7, 2006 2:52pm CST
im doing this home job and i do get neck and shoulder pain,what are some things that work well but dont cost alot,
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Dec 06
those heat packs that they have out now have helped me they stay warm for about 8 hours or so
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@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
7 Dec 06
i have used the ones for the back ,didnt know how well they work for necks and stuff
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I've found that by lying down with an ice pack at the base of my neck, sort of inbetween my shoulders can help ease some of the pain. I'm not too sure if that would help in your case, because my pain usually starts as a headache, and eventually works its way down into my neck and shoulders, but it's cheap and might be worth a try. It takes the pain away enough anyway for me to fall asleep and let the wonders of sleep cure my ailments until the following night when it returns again lol...
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@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thanks for the advice,and the help ,ill try anything once
@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
Stand under a hot shower....that helps me...also sometimes a massage can help....use some tiger balm..or a lotion....
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@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
7 Dec 06
what is tiger balm,never heard of it before
@leanette (3004)
• India
15 Dec 06
well i work on the net sometimes for 13 hours straight and i get so pooped by the end. to relax my shoulders and neck i take a hot shower or lie down on my back and rest or get myself a real good massage with a nice massaging oil. :)
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
14 Dec 06
works good - soothes back pain
i really like icy hot...it heats and cools. have your hubby give you a massage with it.
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
8 Dec 06
in your case, can i just say "i told you so, i told you so!" ....now that we have the niceties out of the way, i don't know that there is much OTC that will help you...tiger balm MAY help a little, you can get it at walmart or just about anywhere. Maybe some of the theragesic would help. Oh yeah......i told you so, i told you so!
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• Malaysia
5 Jan 08
Hi merlin, neck pain can result from poor sleeping posture, injury, stress, disease and other sources. Most of the neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain can be prevented by specially designed pillow. OCA Water Pillow is an adjustable pillow designed to naturally position the head and neck on the basis of hydrostatic buoyancy to relieve neck pain and to improve your sleeping posture for a better night's sleep. Pillows can be an inexpensive way to try to alleviate neck pain before moving onto more intense therapies. For more information you can visit www.waterpillowonline.com and their blog www.waterpillowonline.com/blog. Their blog provides a lot of information about neck pain. Hope this can help :)