Neck Pain Relief: Everything you need to know about heat packs
With so many people now working on computers or staring at their phone multiple times a day, it’s no surprise that the number of people searching Google for neck pain has increased by 100% over the past 5 years.
Neck Pain Causes
There are many different causes of neck pain. For some people, it can suddenly appear overnight with them waking up to find their neck twisted to one side and locked in that position. For others, it can be a result of trauma or injury, worry, and stress, or as I previously mentioned, the prolonged use of a computer.
Whatever the cause, the symptoms are very similar, ranging from a mild discomfort right up to a severe burning pain.
Neck Pain Relief
There are two ways to combat neck pain. Both heat and cold can be effective methods of pain relief. The problem can be knowing which method to use. As a basic guide our customers have been known to use the packs we manufacture as follows:
Heat: For chronic pain or an injury that is a day old or more.
Cold: For acute pain or a new swollen/inflamed injury.
Heat packs can offer tremendous relief for people suffering from chronic neck pain. The heat dilates the blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and nutrients to the area where applied.
Here at wheatybags.co.uk we supply a wide range of wheat-based neck pain heat packs to target specific areas of the body. Unlike hot water bottles, our heat packs are designed for comfort and security so that they don’t slip out of place once applied.
Our T-Shaped Professional Microwave Heat Pack is specially designed to target neck pain. Its T-shaped design allows it to be wrapped around the entire neck, providing pain relief for many different types of neck pain.
You can also use our heat packs cold. In a similar way that you may apply a bag of frozen peas to a new injury, our heat packs can be chilled to provide a comfortable way of applying a cooling sensation to the injured areas.
Other Neck Pain Remedies
Whilst heat packs offer relief from pain, there are also plenty of techniques available to help combat the causes of neck pain.
● Make sure you have correct posture when sitting at a desk
● Sleeping on your back with a single pillow
● Relaxation remedies and techniques
● Take regular breaks when working at a computer, driving, or any activity which involves holding your neck in a still position for a prolonged period of time.
Share Your Story
If you’ve suffered from neck pain and found heat packs or any other instance of relief effective, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch and tell us your story.