As a professional trigger point therapist based in Hong Kong, I found that neck pain is another common discomfort that creeps into our life. One of the most frequent pain symptoms that people suffer from, it is something that everyone has experienced at some point and can relate to and remember.
In this article, we are going to suggest a list of great products that will help to alleviate your neck pain.
I have written another article regarding the best neck pain relief stretches. Do go and take a look too!
Best Neck Pain Relief Products – Quick Summary
The following 10 pieces of equipment are life-changing if you are experiencing pain. They are all unique and great in different ways, so find out which category is best and get one for yourself!
- Heating Pad
- Peanut Ball
- Neck Hammock
Best Neck Pain Relief Products – Picks
Best Heating Pad for Neck Pain Relief
Heating Pads are traditional and stand the test of time. Easy to use and fairly portable, heating pads are always a great item to start your collection. There are lots of options out there, but these are my favorite:
The Comfytemp USB Heated Neck Heating Pad is slim and small with magic tape so that you can adjust it to as tight as you would like to have it. It has an incredible mesh pocket in which you can put a hot or cold gel compress depending on what you need.
Again, heat for aches and cold for reducing inflammation. The USB can charge in the car, power bank, or PC, it’s another on the go piece that you can bring with you anywhere.
Heating pad is always a great items for pain relief, just like what I’ve suggested in my article talking about elbow pain.
This REVIX Weighted Microwave Heating Pad feels like a blanket that you don’t want to take off. It is a beautiful shade of purple with a very fun, high neck design that makes you feel like royalty. It also has a trendy shoulder pad length that gives you full coverage for relief. While it has both hot and cold options, it is filled with natural herbs with soothing aromatherapy effects.
Use heated for muscle relaxation or cold to minimize swelling for sprains and strains. Lavender, Peppermint, Chamomile, and Lemongrass, to name a few, will comfort and calm the mind.
Best Peanut Ball for Neck Pain Relief
These are a must, for everyone. There are so many benefits from these small, but mighty tools. There is an exercise suitable for everyone out of the many options that these massage balls provide. I have one with me at all times, in my bag, at home, at the studio, and I even fall asleep mid exercise. See which is best for when you need it!
The SUVIUS Peanut Electric Vibrating Rechargeable Foam Roller has three levels of vibrations. It is an essential tool that can be used in most of my suggested back stretches and trigger point massages in my various articles.
This is one of the best travel-size pieces that you can throw into your bag so that you have access to it all the time.
Best Massager for Neck Pain Relief
Everyone loves a massage and depending on where you live, it could be quite pricey if you go regularly. These are some great options that are affordable and convenient to have ready, at any time.
Remember the massage chair in the mall? The Shiatsu Shoulder Massager with Heat is a super-condensed wrap around the belt for your neck that is easy to take with you anywhere. Now you can have your very own neck massager that you wear around your neck and it is multifunctional so you can strap it on anywhere.
It kneads deeply with an optional heating function giving you the sensation that you are getting a professional massage. It’s great for home or office, however, it does need to be plugged in to use.
Remember those old school back scratchers? The LiBa Back and Neck Massager is a newer version that is multi-functional in use and eco friendly.
Designed as a cane and hook, it can reach every part of your body from your feet to your neck. Also known as the “Selfie Massager,” it will help to loosen up those knots that are hard to reach, even if you are limited in your range of motion. It’s a great piece to keep handy for immediate DIY relief.
Best Neck Hammock for Neck Pain Relief
This is a very unique way to release your neck. It is extremely portable and you can keep with you in your bag all the time. Functional and user-friendly, it definitely worth a try!
The Neck Head Hammock is designed to pull and decompress your spine, it is easy to use while it increases mobility within your neck and shoulders. All you have to do is hang it on a doorknob and give yourself ten to fifteen minutes each day as your time out from life.
If you aren’t a dedicated stretcher then this would be a great substitute for your trouble areas up top. Not to worry, there are holes for your ears, so they will not get caught and you will not feel claustrophobic.
Best Pillows for Neck Pain Relief
Memory foam seems to be all the craze and they never go out of style! Everyone normally has a personal preference between soft and hard pillows, trying to find the perfect comfort. These options give you the solution for what you are looking for and are always very comfortable.
Taking memory foam to the next level, the Milemont Memory Foam Pillow is made with charcoal that is derived from bamboo! With no harmful chemicals during manufacturing, it is extremely breathable giving it an incredible feeling of freshness and lightness. It repels bad odors and absorbs moisture at the same time, keeping your skin cool and dry.
The Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow reminds me of a luxurious hotel stay. It’s super lush and soft with magical gel fibers and great for anyone that suffers from asthma, allergies, or other breathing problems.
If you are a clean freak like me, then you will be happy to know that these pillows are resistant to dust, mites, mold, mildew, stains and won’t fade! Get ready for the perfect staycation with this one and turn your room into a resort!
I have always been a big fan of natural pain relievers and this option is great. Have you ever heard of a traction pillow?
The REARAND Neck and Shoulder Relaxer only takes five to fifteen minutes to gently stretch safely. A blend of provided support combined with smooth pressure from the body alleviates the sore muscles in your back, neck, and shoulders.
The Rearand Neck and Shoulder Relaxer is another versatile piece as you can use it while reading in bed, watching Netflix, at the office computer, or while driving and can take it anywhere.
This Height-Adjustable Lumbar Neck Support Pillow helps with posture and has a heated and magnetic function. It has soft fabric with a sponge exterior and an air pump inside. The height is adjustable and comfortable and functions as a posture pillow to help minimize and prevent headaches, migraines, or a stiff neck.
Best Neck Pain Relief Products – Additional Tips
- Spending 15 to 30 mins per day for mild exercises and stretching with some small home training equipment like TRX could improve all your pain problems a lot, from neck, shoulder, back, hip to knee, and that’s a great way to keep fit too!
- What you start exercises, make sure you are wearing supports to protect the parts in pain, and don’t push it!!!
These pieces of equipment are the best options to provide solutions for your neck pain. The important thing is to remember to use them once you have them. Implementing them is one thing, but keeping a routine is what is important.
Find which product best suits what you need and check out the article that best relates to what kind of pain you are experiencing to know more about how to use these products.