December 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm #74116neck stiffness
hi all. i need help. for the last month ive been waking up really stiff, especially my kneck. the stiffness is that sevear that when i get out of bed, i have to support my self by holding on to the wall. i orignally assumed this was down to my matteress, so i bought a new one but this has not improved it, so ive bought memory foam pillows and this still is not helping.
has anybody got any suggestions please.
stefanlittlestefParticipantPosts: 526Joined: 04/10/2011December 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm #83285Re: neck stiffness
This all sounds so familiar. I have been having the same back and neck problems, so
much so that last Monday I had a visit from the MD trained Physiotherapist
to try and solve them.
Just like you I have tried both a soft and hard mattress and three different memory
foam pillows. 18 months ago they had got it do that I could sit and sleep comfortably
but inevetiably things have changed. I seem to wake between 4 and 5 AM with back pains
and can only sleep on my back like a “mummy”. The memory foam pillows have not been
a success and just seem to bring on hot temperature control issues, even on the
one described as “topcool”.
On pillows I have ended up going back to my harder orthopaedic pillow. The Physio
lady came up with some exercises for my back that I could do in bed. They are being sent in the post, but
one was a gentle back arching exercise in bed and another pulling the knees
up physically. Too early to tell yet, but I do feel I am accessing muscles that have
not been worked for a long time. It seems when we have pain we keep the whole
surrounding area stiff and immobile and this inactivity obviously affects muscles
and causes problems in itself. I will go with trying to get a few muscles back to work. She
also suggested the microwave wheat bags. This we have done both for the heat
and just as much for a very small but perceptible lumbar support. After a lot
of problems I am pleased to try a few new things.
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I didn’t get on that well with memory foam pillow either as after a few weeks I was getting different, worse discomfort. I went back to my battered yet comfy foam egg box pillow and am still using it. It will fall apart one day…
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I personally find the heat rub more effective than the wheat bags/hot water bottles just because I dont have to twist in an awkward position to hold the bag in place.
What about second breakfast?
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