Just 20 Things To Help Make Your Neck And Back Finally Stop Cursing You Out

Just 20 Things To Help Make Your Neck And Back Finally Stop Cursing You Out

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A posture corrector that’ll basically force you to move with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed for 100% of the time that you wear it. It’s also supposed to help your body learn to sit and stand that way naturally!


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Promising review: “I have back issues. Serious ones. Aside from the degeneration and bulging discs, I have an awful hunch that seems to be getting progressively worse since I had my baby… I am also in constant pain and taking pain medication all day is not an option for me. My doctor suggested that I use a posture corrector to see if I could get any relief at all. Although I wasn’t very optimistic, I gave it a shot. It took a couple of days of getting used to it but I’m so glad I took his advice! It helps my posture a great deal and my doctor said he attributes the pain relief I feel in my neck and low back to my posture being better. It helps my body remember not to slouch and in doing so has also helped my quality of life immensely!” —Corinne Cruz

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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A neck massager that might be one of the very few products on Amazon that earned a five-star review from every reviewer. This thing will massage your neck with four tension points and three massage modes. It also has a heating mode and can be operated with a remote controller.


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Promising review: “This is a portable, easy-to-carry, and attractive neck massager that helped me so much to cope up with my neck pain. It has a soft touch rubber material on the inside and that feels super nice on my neck. The heat function is super cool and gives all the warmth your neck needs. It has an ergonomic design that makes it very comfortable on your neck. It’s very easy to carry so I use it at work, home, and sometimes while traveling. The charge really lasts long. Once I charge it overnight and I use it almost a week without charging again.” —Dylan Contreas

Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in three colors; 90-day money-back guarantee and one-year replacement warranty).

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Penetrex Pain Relief Lotion to literally rub out the kinks in your back and neck. It features ingredients like arnica (meant to minimize pain and bruising) and vitamin B6 (meant to address different bodily needs like stress management and inflammation).


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This lotion has scored over 19,000 five-star reviews (!!!) on Amazon. It’s also cruelty-free, vegan, and made right here in the United States.

Promising review: “I have to say for someone who has been struggling with back pain for over 10 years, this product was like sent from Heaven. I suffer from sciatica due to a bad disc in my lower back. Therapy can only do so much and it’s a neverending pain. I ordered this and I have to say that whenever I get back pain, I rub it on the sore area while massaging with my fingers and letting the cream soak into the skin. It surely provides instant relief for me. It works better then Biofreeze and other pain relief balms. Also, you only need a little bit to apply and it works!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

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A reclining office chair with lumbar support so your back and neck can sustain while you bang away at the keys at your desk. It also has an adjustable headrest and foot support! You just might forget you’re working and fall asleep in this thing. You’ve been warned.


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Promising review: “The chair arrived on time and it’s pretty easy to assemble. It took me about 15 minutes to assemble. It’s very comfortable to sit on and I like the lumbar support the most. I work at home and sit in front of my computer for six to seven hours every day. My back often hurts after sitting for a long time. With the lumbar support of this chair, my back hadn’t hurt since I got it. Meanwhile, I like the breathable material of the back. It definitely helps with the airflow of my back. Overall, it’s a great office chair and I do like it a lot.” —L. Green

Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in four styles).

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OR a memory foam back support cushion to attach to your current office chair that’ll make it way comfier than it is right now. It can also be used for car seats and wheelchairs!


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Promising review: “I recently had back surgery and was experiencing a lot of pain sitting in a chair or riding in the car. This cushion helps so very much. I got the purple one because it is my favorite color and it is beautiful.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $25.89+ (available in eight colors).

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A heatable animal plushie to set on your neck or back for extra comfort or to simply snuggle up to when snuggle time comes around. Each plushie has a removable pouch filled with flax seed and lavender so when you heat it up, it’ll emit a light fragrance.


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Promising review: “It keeps me very warm and is very good for sore areas.” —Randi11

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in four styles).

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A Signature Design by Ashley Furniture Mattress that I own and can vouch for. Believe me, this pillowtop mattress will have your back and neck singing your praises from the first night you sleep on it.


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Since I spend so much time sitting at a computer desk, my neck and back (and wrists, honestly) are always pretty mad at me by the end of the day. I also realized that having super firm mattresses wasn’t helping the matter. When I moved to my new apartment, I vowed that I would hunt for an AFFORDABLE mattress with a plush feel. After comparing mattresses (price, firmness, size, shipping details) on the Wayfair, Walmart, and Amazon websites — I finally settled on the plush 10″ full-size mattress. I’ve been sleeping on it for about six weeks now and have had a noticeable decrease in back and neck pain. I also sleep so soundly every single night and I fall asleep fairly quickly, too. This is definitely the Amazon “find” that I’m most proud of ever in life.

Get it from Amazon for $184.95+ (available in sizes twin to California King, two heights, and in three firmness choices).

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A bath pillow that’ll give you something to rest your head and neck on whenever you want to sit, chill, and soak.


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Promising review: “I can finally use my large soaking tub! This pillow has revolutionized my bath experience. I get in that thing to relax and now that I have this bath pillow I can do just that! The pillow offers the perfect neck support. The padding is firm and hits the right spots so you can truly lean back and say ‘aaaah.’ The suction cups are quite strong, which I appreciate because then the pillow is not slipping around. It is washable which is a HUGE plus so I don’t have to worry about it getting gross and moldy. It came in nice packaging and has a bag that you can store it in. I foresee many baths in my future with this pillow. Great purchase!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

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A 3-in-1 massage candle to fill your house up with the scent of eucalyptus, peppermint, pine, rosemary, and cedarwood. But wait, there’s more! When melted and cooled, this CBD-infused wax will work as a massage oil for your neck and back. And the third cool thing about this super candle is that it’s also a body moisturizer. You’ll get a whole Friday night mood in this one tin can.


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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.

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A gentle back scrubber that’ll stretch and twist just the way you need it to make sure your back never feels left out when you scrub and exfoliate the rest of your body.


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Promising review: “This product has a substantial loofah pad on one side and it provides just the amount of grit needed to exfoliate old skin in hard to reach spots on the back. I’m very pleasantly surprised. It makes my back feel rejuvenated!” —Kenneth Bayless

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

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An acupressure mat and pillow set to bring a satisfyingly prickly relaxation experience to your self-care time. The prickly parts are meant to help get your blood moving. Reviewers sing this thing’s praises in a million different ways with most noting that laying on it bare-backed OR with clothes on helped them relieve tension, stress, and helped them rest better afterward.


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Heads up: Lots of reviewers noted that the pressure needles can be painful if you just lay on them abruptly without clothes for the first time. Many recommended that you wear a shirt the first time and lay on it for just a few minutes.

Promising review: “I got this because I had a sore and tense neck and upper back and can’t afford regular massages. I was skeptical when I unpacked this because it didn’t seem like anything special and the color seemed duller than pictured. Looks are deceiving, so I tried it out right away. Reviews suggested that beginners start with their clothes on but I hardly felt anything that way, so I went bare-back immediately… The initial feeling was a bit like a back scratch — like it felt good. After a few minutes, it started to burn but in a good way. I found myself closing my eyes and relaxing. When I got up, I could definitely feel the difference! I have tried it both in bed and on the floor and both are effective, but especially on the floor. I’ve even caught my cat resting on it. It came with a small manual with pictures of how this can work in other positions too, like sitting, on your stomach, thighs, or feet.” —FishyBirdMLS

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

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A heated massager for the back, neck, and shoulders with an embedded deep tissue kneading pillow. It has four buttons for adjusting the vibration speed, the direction of the massaging nodes, and the heat. The massager also comes with both a car and an AC adapter so you can take the massage with you on the road whenever.


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A LOT of reviewers noted that this device has been the perfect substitute for a real massage. They also seemed very pleased with their interaction with the seller, who reached out to them to ensure that they had a good experience with the product.

Promising review: “I’m a huge fan of massages. I spend a lot of money and time on them every month but since buying this product, I have found myself going less. When I feel the need to go after a stressful day, I find myself thinking that I can use my new massager when I get home. No joke. Of course, nothing can replace the experience of a personal massage but this massager gets all the stress-day knots out. I am definitely getting a second to leave at work. And I’m getting them as gifts. The product is definitely quality-made. You won’t regret the purchase.” —Brian B.

Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

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A full-body pregnancy pillow to help you keep a comfortable position whenever you’re sleeping or just lounging at home. It’s purposefully shaped to follow the natural curve of a pregnant person but you don’t haaave to have a baby bump to get on board with this snuggle buddy. Lots of reviewers shared that it’s just super comforting to sleep with, especially if you’re a side-sleeper.


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The cover is made of 100% velvet and it’s removable so you can toss it in the washing machine.

Promising review: “I LOVE THIS PILLOW! I always have needed pillows to sleep with but even more so after my motorcycle accident. This is super soft, comfy, and makes sleeping so much easier! It is about the size of my son’s crib and really fluffy. It helps support my back pain even after giving birth when sitting in bed or laying down. It’s amazing quality and helps me fall asleep quicker. The pillow is surprisingly supportive of your neck when sleeping as well. If you don’t like the pillow for your head, then you can just flip it and have it at your feet.” —Matthew&Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $39.59+ (available in six colors and three sizes).

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Mineral bath salts meant to ease aches and provide muscle relief while you relax and soak. The formula includes Epsom and sea salts to draw out impurities and reduce pain.


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Promising review: “This soak is incredible! My daughter gave me a packet of this. My back was achy and sciatica was flaring up. I followed the instructions and soaked for about an hour. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. The pains greatly subsided! So I bought this pack of four and use it every night. My daughter is having sciatica with her pregnancy as well as all the aches in her final month and it has been a miracle for her too!” —Linda B.

Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in a pack of 4).

15.

A bear claw back scratcher so you can stop doing body contortions trying to get rid of an itch. It’s made of 100% stainless steel and stretches up to 23 inches.


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Promising review: “I love it! The claws relieve the itchy spot so well! It’s not too sharp and not too dull like those wooden scratchers. It scratches as well as my own nails without the worry of cutting my skin. Therefore, it amazingly gets the job done. Thanks to its extendable arm, I can reach places on my back that I wasn’t able with my arm! Also, the rubber part at the bottom is very comfortable to hold and allows you to get a good grip when using the product! It’s a very useful product at a reasonable price!” —Charlene T.

Get it from Amazon for $6.28+ (available in three colors plus a three-pack).

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Massage balls that can be rolled over tense spots and knots on your neck and back. Each ball has a hole in the back so you can pour oils in and rub them while you work out your muscles.


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Promising review: “Oh wow. I had such a crick in my neck and shoulder that I couldn’t relax my arm. My husband worked the area with the roller and what a difference it made. It really worked on that muscle and feels so much better. I definitely recommend trying this if you have a knot or tight muscles.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $11.89.

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A car seat neck pillow to keep in the whip so you’ll have more support. It’s made of 100% memory foam so it’ll contort to your head and neck shape specifically. Two adjustable straps along the back ensure it’ll be secure on your headrest and it also has a removable cover so you can wash it when you want. Prepare to feel comfy in any ~neck~ of the woods you drive to!


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Promising review: “I really love this neck rest. I’m on the road all the time so usually, my neck is stressed because the headrest is too far. This product is so comfortable and sits perfectly at the base of my neck. It’s very soft. My only problem is that I might fall asleep at the wheel (just kiddin’). I also love the black sack it came it. I’m using it as a headrest cover to protect the headrest from hair oils.” —Godschild

Get it from Amazon for $21.49 (available with a 30-day warranty).

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Cannabis hemp oil that’ll come in handy if you prefer to nix the pills and other prescribed medication to try a possible natural remedy. You can take this alone by the teaspoon or drop it into your food and drinks.


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Promising review: “My mom had back surgery and hasn’t been able to move with ease ever since. I was looking for something to help her with pain instead of medication. After reading reviews for this oil, I had her sample it. The next time I saw her (two weeks later) she was swimming and cooking dinner, and moving around like normal! She said she hadn’t taken medicine for several days but had been ingesting a teaspoon of oil every day. I’m so happy I could cry!” —MommyInCandyLand

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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An all-natural roll-on stick that’ll help you make the pain roll right on away from your body. It’s made with tea tree oil, vanilla, blue malle eucalyptus, and olive oil.


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Promising review: “This product is well worth the money. I have used the oil on my neck that has been hurting for the past six months or more and in two days, the pain is gone. I am working on my back and have seen some improvement so far, but still have some to go. It’s a great product. I will be buying more, as needed. Also, there is absolutely no odor to these oils.” —BNNS Radio

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in two sizes).

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A self-massager to get those hard-to-reach spots on your back and shoulders without having to seek out a masseuse.


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Promising review: “This device has made a huge difference to my quality of life. I would have rhomboid muscle spasms and pain so bad that it took far too many OTC and Rx pills to keep it in check. After using this religiously for five days in a row, huge nasty knots were gone along with the constant pain…and more importantly, I have something to help keep my back in better shape. All I ever wanted was some way to massage my own back and make a good job of it and this lets me do that. No more rocking back and forth against wall corners or any of the other bizarre things I used to try to do to get some relief. Whoever invented this deserves a medal.” —D Raven-Lindley

Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

Your neck and back now that you’re giving them the TLC they’ve deserved all along.


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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