I have a trapped nerve in my neck, which causes a lot of pain down my right arm when I sleep. So I am looking for a pillow to try and make my nights camping more bearable. Any suggestions ?
I have Expeds air pillow , very comfy but expensive.
A number of Pound shops do an inflatable pillow for £1
they are effective but can be a bit sweaty as just plastic and and thin cloth coating - so chuck a fleece or something over it helps
Hi, well as someone who not long ago had a bulging disc between my 5th and 6th vert I sympathise ! whenever I tilted my head back and to the left my left arm would go numb.
Immediate suggetion is requesting Voltarol 50 mg tablet for inflammation from the docs and see if that helps.....
try an inflatable traction neck brace, sounds silly but a little light tracxtion might help and inflated not so much doubles up as a pillow.
worked for me, it was that or get a 6" needle through the front of the neck whilst AWAKE (yes, the front ! they don't go in the back because of too hard muscles and you have to be conscious) !!
Good luck, sucks being ill
> Try sleeping on your back.
It's not clear from the OP, but I'm not sure that the problem is due to sleeping on his side. A trapped nerve can cause pain in the affected area however you sleep, and one way to prevent this is to ensure that the neck is adequately supported to ease pressure on the trapped nerve.
I sleep on my back, but still need to support under my neck for this reason.
Cheers everyone Using the Exped pillow pump in my sleeping bag works most of the time, on top of a Exped sym mat 7. Used rucksack stuffed with clothes last week as everything was dry when I pitched.
Have you tried trigger point therapy? Can self treat with this and may be the answer.
See for example http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trigger-Point-Therapy-Workbook-Self-Treatment/dp/1572243759/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344862332&sr=8-2
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