Saturday, September 12, 2009

My neck helper

my RA neck help - sock filled w/rice on Twitpic
Ok, so this photo taken with my cell phone camera may not be the greatest, but this is something a wise massage therapist recommended to me long time ago for neck pain, and it's really coming in handy now. It's a tube sock, preferrably brand new (I stole it from my son's pack :-), filled with just plain white rice and tied on the end with a shoe string (you can use any other tie, just make sure it's microwave safe - non-metallic). I stick it into the microwave on high for about 4 minutes to heat up. Mmmm.... feels so good around my neck, helps ease the tightness and pain of both upper neck and shoulders.

I had to use it pretty regularly this past week, as my neck and right shoulder have really acted up!


  1. I have two of these. One for the neck and a bigger one for my back, shoulder, hip, wherever. I love them, too. It's a moist heat which helps a lot. Hope you are doing well.


  2. Thanks Mallen, got a massage today too to help with the shoulder... so am a bit better now. Thanks for all the support

  3. I use one of these too! I have a much higher-tech version of that as well - called the ChiliPad - It's a mattress pad that lets you cools or heats the bed, mine lets me set any temperature between 46 and 118 degrees. Nothing like a full body heat or cool whenever you need it!