Besides back pain, neck pain is also a common problem today, especially for those who have to sit and work long hours in front of a computer everyday. I have a post about Gifts for people with Back Pain, which has been receiving great feedback, so here you go, a separate post dedicated to products and gift ideas for people with neck pain. Like back pain, neck pain can be a real … pain in the neck. Hopefully, the gift ideas below can help alleviate the neck pain for you or someone you know. Some products like the accupressure mat can actually help with preventing back and neck pain.
Neck pain gift #1
Neck and Shoulder Tapping Massager
A reader suggested neck massager through the comment section at the end of this post. After researching and asking friends and relatives, who have used different neck massagers, I think the neck massager will be a great gift as well for those who are suffering neck pain. Most massagers will have special design allows targeted massage to the neck area, thus provides quick relief to pains and stiffness. Most massagers come with different massage programs, various intensity levels, and also heat. All in all, it’ll be a great pain relief gift.
Neck pain gift #2
Neck pain relief acupressure mat
These mats, known as acupressure mats, are to relieve tension in your neck and back muscles, help your circulation, digestion, sleep and also stimulate the release of endorphins and oxytocin, the body’s natural pain-relieving hormones, thus produce a natural soothing and calming feeling. You can use this mat while lying down relaxing, watching TV, reading, excercising yoga.
I remember seeing a statement somewhere that these mats were mentioned in USA Today and Health Magazine a couple of years ago. Regardless, these accupressure mats received pretty high ratings and are among the top recommended from users here.
Neck pain gift #3
Neck and shoulder relaxer
In the same family as the acupressure mats above, the neck and shoulder relaxer helps relieve the tension in the neck and shoulder areas. The product is designed to cradle the neck and provide strong support to the neck area at its base and even help restore the normal curve of the neck. My friend told me she got this neck relaxer through a recommendation from her chiropractor, and it has been working great, so even though I haven’t first hand used it, I want to include it here.
Neck pain gift #4
(Sunbeam) Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap
This neck and shoulder wrap can provide targeted and relaxing heat therapy to help with muscle tension, stress and strain. The wrap has a mechanism to prevent hot spots and provide consistent and therapeutic heat.
My mom has this as a Christmas gift, and she said it is the best heating pad for her neck discomfort because it conforms to the neck, has a soft fabric covering and is washable. Quality product overall.
Note: If you’re buying this heat wrap as a gift for a man with large shoulder, chances are the wrap may not be big enough to cover the entire shoulder. I’m not sure if they have this in different sizes, but it’s worth checking it out.
Neck pain gift #5
Electronic Pulse Massager (FDA Cleared)
I’ve introduced this TENS unit in almost every posts here and to almost anyone I know who are suffering from muscle or joint pain. This device has worked so great for different people that I knew, including my mom and my uncle. The TENS unit is effective for various pain including foot pain, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain etc. The device is a no-brainer to buy since you can use and re-use it for different pain relief purposes. It is categorized under TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and/or EPM (Electronic Pulse Massager) category, which is commonly used in sport and pain management. Check it out yourself to see why thousands of people have rated this specific Electronic Pulse Masager very high.
Check out my new post Best Selling Neck Pain Relief Gifts with more gift ideas, including pricing details, full product descriptions and customer rating.
Neck pain gift #6
Anti-Stress Microwavable Neck Pillow
Like the neck and shoulder wrap above, this neck pain relief pillow uses heat (and aroma) therapy to create the soothing feeling and alleviate pain and tension around the neck. Different from the the regular neck pillow that you’d use during a flight, this one — offered by Earth Therapeutics or other providers — is microwavable and can maintain good lasting heat. I gave my aunt one, and she uses it almost every night, especially when it’s cold. She even wears it in the car and sometimes in the office. This is low impact and suitable for those who prefer tenderness and relaxation.
Neck pain gift #7
I was very skeptical about the whole laser and light therapy to cure muscle and joint pain (not just neck pain) at first and hesitated to post it here. However, after doing lots of research about the mechanism of how this thing works, especially having read tons of positive feedback and reviews for this type of product, I decided to introduce it here. This product family can help reduces pain consistently and promotes muscle relaxation; plus it helps increase blood circulation, thus reduces swelling/inflammation and stiffness; it also helps repair or regenerate tendons, ligaments and disc.
At the time of writing this post, TENDLITE was confident about their product that they offer 30-day money back guarantee.
Back pain, neck and shoulder pain may cause by your sitting posture, your desk, chair and tools used at work. Since prevention is better than cure, I’ve started a series of posts focusing on the topic of ergonomics. Here you can find content varying from basic knowledge to help keep yourself pain-free plus some good and practical products / gifting ideas to use or share with your friends and loved ones.