he Mayo Clinic advises that most people will suffer from neck pain at some point in their life, and that it is not usually serious - but it can certainly be painful and difficult to live with! Neck pain can result from several causes, including:
- Muscle strains. Overuse, such as too much time spent hunched over a steering wheel or computer often triggers muscle strains. Even such minor things as reading in bed or gritting your teeth can strain neck muscles.
- Worn joints. Like the other joints in your body, your neck joints experience wear and tear with age, which can cause (cervical) osteoarthritis in your neck.
- Disk disorders. As you age, the cushioning disks between your vertebrae dry or herniated, narrowing the spaces in your spinal column where the nerves come out, or bone spurs can also press on your nerves as they exit your spinal cord, causing pain.
- Injuries. Rear-end collisions often result in whiplash injuries, which occur when the head is jerked forward and back, stretching the soft tissues of the neck beyond their limits.
Whatever the cause, Thermophore.com has a product specifically designed to help. Our Petite Thermophore®
units are specifically designed to deliver moist heat therapy to the difficult-to-treat neck area. These 4" wide, 17" long units have a Velcro® strap to hold them snugly around painful neck areas. They provide all the intense moist heat you have come to expect from our Thermophore® product lines, to penetrate sore, stiff joints, increase circulation, relax muscles and relieve pain and stiffness. The Petite style is also very handy to use for sinus headaches, TMJ or to treat a knee or elbow. The Model 510 ice it!® Cold Therapy System
is a 4" wide, 10" long collar-style fabric holder with Velcro® and elastic strap to secure the Ice It!® cold pack in place. For those who find cold therapy beneficial, the Ice It!® provides the perfect solution - allowing you to continue your daily activities while the cold therapy does its work. Easing pain, reducing inflammation and getting you back on the road to recovery.