How to Reduce Shoulder and Neck Pain When Travel
If you have ever fallen asleep during a car trip, an airplane flight, or a train ride, you know how painfully stiff your neck and shoulders can be afterwards. And while other pillows do offer a little bit of comfort, they still leave you sore when you wake up. When you fall asleep sitting up, your head has a tendency to lean to one side, leaving your neck and shoulder muscles sore and stiff when you wake up. Stiffness in these areas can cause headaches and make it difficult to get comfortable later. The Sunshine Pillow provides luxurious support for your head and neck to prevent you from developing shoulder and neck pain and stiffness, allowing you to comfortably arrive at your destination.
How Are Shoulder and Neck Pain Treated? The treatment of soft tissue shoulder and neck pain often includes the use of anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve or Naprosyn). Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) may also be recommended. Depending on the source of pain, drugs like muscle relaxers and even antidepressants might be helpful. Pain also may be treated with a local application of moist heat or ice. Local corticosteroid injections are often helpful for arthritis of the shoulder. For both neck and shoulder pain movement, exercises may help. For cases in which nerve roots or the spinal cord are involved, surgical procedures may be necessary. Your doctor can tell you which is the best course of treatment for you.