A total of 6 reviews of this product on Reddit.
In general I use this from amazon:
Elviros Cervical Memory Foam Pillow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833V68BJ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_R4G263KVGGB6GCYVRECW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
*has helped with general neck and shoulder pain
Soft ice pack wrapped in 2 layers of things tshirt under my head (I use fit+fresh brand from Amazon
Also ice roller
Pillow between knees
Pillow to hug (*cry into)
Room dark as I can make it
Also cold as I can get it (I’ve opened windows in winter)
With a heavy blanket (for warm and weight)
If bad I’ll sometimes swap pillows frequently and places I’m trying to rest… couch (i turn lights green) especially if i have to parent and same extra pillows for as much support as I can get to relieve any pressure points or remotely strained joints
I have had the same problem. I can start on the wedge, but can’t spend the whole night with it.
I tried a couple of different things, but a pillow like the one in the link below has worked best for me. There a bunch of varieties out there… you can sleep on your back and it keeps your head/neck elevated, or sleep on your side and your arm tucks under the “wings.”
Still takes some getting used to, but it worked better for me than the full wedge.
I’m still pre-op so take with a grain of salt, but for the first week or two after my ACL injury I was told not to sleep on my side. I’m also a side/stomach sleeper so it was very uncomfortable. What really helped me was getting a special pillow for back sleepers that’s slightly concave (cervical pillow), so I could still rest my head sideways.
Elviros Cervical Memory Foam Pillow, Contour Pillows for Neck and Shoulder Pain, Ergonomic Orthopedic Sleeping Neck Contoured Support Pillow for Side Sleepers, Back and Stomach Sleepers (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833V68BJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7YJTPVS2Z3B2Z8P7GNQ0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have the same problems have been told a spinal fusion would probably not help my neck as I have stenosis too.
Living with the same or similar pain as your Dad
Buprenorphine plaster or Oxycontin.
Stretches, lifting any resistance, raking the lawn make it flare up , smoke weed and rest instead.
The best pillow and this did make a real difference for me was an ortheopedic pillow I bought on amazon.
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There are also special pillow designs to help alleviate shoulder/arm discomfort, here are a few examples: