Pillows

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:50
ThreadID: 55232 Views:4981 Replies:15 FollowUps:14
This Thread has been Archived
With probably a large percentage of followers to this site on the wrong side of 50, im sure im not the only one carrying the odd ache or three from a life of hard work.
About 20 years ago I hit a contour bank in a paddock, that i didnt know was there, in the long grass in an early hilux, while boomspraying for a customer.
The hilux made the landing ok, as did the rest of the rig, but my head tried real hard to punch a hole in the roof of the hilux.
It didnt succeed, not even a dent, but the experience is coming back to haunt me, along with numerous other activities that a hands on working life has dealt.
All healed ok at the time, but as time marches on I have been having trouble with my neck over the last couple of years or so.
My chiro suggested I use a wave pillow.
This raises the question of what pillows are available, and what do others use and what works, and where would i buy a specialised pillow, a pillow shop?
Any pillow talk will be greatly accepted !!

Cheers Pesty
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Dick (Int) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:57

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:57
Hi Pesky

I know how you feel, I have similar problems. I use contoured pillows, got the first one from a Chiro in Singapore (where I was living) and since that have managed to find them in most good shops that sell high quality Beds/Mattress's.

I can't do without these pillows.

Cheers
Dick







Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 291029

Follow Up By: RosscoH - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 07:39

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 07:39
The first thing you have done wrong is go to a Chiro, been to many and they are all hopeless, Find a GOOD BOWEN THERAPIST, They will leave a Chiro for dead when it comes to back and neck pain, Will even relieve pain from broken ribs.

Cheers RosscoH
0
FollowupID: 556496

Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:34

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:34
Hi RosscoH,

"The first thing you have done wrong is go to a Chiro"

'Horses for courses' I have been to anybody that my hubby could find trying to get help for my back which included Bowen Tharapy and the only one who could help me with my problem (Spinal) is my Chiro, I go back to him when I have trouble moving or get too many migraines. Over the years I have probably bought him a house over looking the ocean in a very leaffy suburb somewhere (ha ha ha) but he has kept me walking and able to do normal activities.

But I do agree with you that Bowen Therapy is great but unfortunately for me it didn't help my situation.

Cheers

D


Simba, our much missed baby.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 556522

Follow Up By: JimDi - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 15:43

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 15:43
Rossoh and Dunworkin,
Showing my ignorance now and do not wish to hijack this thread..but what is a Bowen Therapist and what do they do?

Jim
0
FollowupID: 556557

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:08

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:08
Well I have tried them all, and the best results have been with my chiro.
I have used Bowen, and the best practicioner I ever used, used to do chiro, and bowen together, put it right and settle it into place with bowen, it was magic, used to be on the table for 90 minutes.
Bowen on its own doesnt work for me.
He has now moved to Qld, and im still in the mid nth of SA.
My chiro who i only see a few times a year is in Broken Hill.
I cant find a good old fashioned one nearby, that does the whole body from tip to toe as part of his suual treatment. No good just part of the problem, i have back problems as well.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556576

Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:26

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:26
Hi JimDi,

'The Bowen Technique is a cross fibre muscle release technique that balances and stimulates energy flows, resulting in a deep sense of overall relaxation. There are regular pauses between the series of gentle moves to give the body the required time to allow the body to reset and heal itself.'

As I have previously said, Bowen Therapy did not help me as my problem is related to a broken back and with all the things that I have tried and believe me there have been many the Chiro has been my only saviour.

Cheers

D


Simba, our much missed baby.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 556592

Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:06

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:06
Good topic ! (I've got an ache in my right shoulder/neck and I lie on my right side..hmmm..I'll watch this thread with interest)
AnswerID: 291035

Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:39

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:39
Why don't you sue that horrible mongrel employer of yours!!!!????

Anyway, as we've already discussed, I'm very happy with the new SPINALEZE pillow that Annette was kind enough to get me for my berfdee recently. She bought me the largest one of the 3 that they sell.

Check their website...... www.spinaleze.com.au

(no affiliation etc....just a satisfied customer)

Roachie
AnswerID: 291049

Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:41

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:41
Hi Pesty,

I am on the good side of 40 and also suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain (especially in the morning, takes me a while to get moving). I have (and the better half) have been using the SpinalEze pillows for just over a month now and find them to be pretty damn good. I am getting a better sleep and in the morning I am able to get up without any aches or pains. So I/we are quite happy with them. They were developed by a Sydney Chiropractor and there are about three different types/sizes of pillows. Anyway here is the web site SpinalEze. Everyone is different so it may or may not suit you.

Regards,
Darren
Bungle Bungle - The Kimberley

Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 291051

Reply By: Member - BIGDOG G (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:47

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 22:47
Gday Pesty,
Saw some on tv couple of mths ago.....called "spinal eze".
I dont have any old war injuries but did have trouble sleeping due to neck aches.
Bought the pillows ($155ea) and have a good night sleep every night.

Cheers...........BIGDOG
AnswerID: 291054

Reply By: Pud & Barb - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 23:12

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 23:12
hi Pesty, it's Barb, I hurt my neck and upper back a bit more, didn't do it properly the last time according to karma. Anyway , Annette saw these pillows on a currant affair I think and god bless her she sent me one. I have found it to be great, thought my old orthopedic pillow was good but this one is fantastic.
SPINALEZE, Karia Pillows PTY LIMITED, Suite 4,197 Military RD
Neutral Bay NSW
www.spinaleze.com.au
phone 1300 886 345
Hope you find one to help you
cheers, Barb
AnswerID: 291062

Follow Up By: Pud & Barb - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 23:14

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 23:14
Sorry didn't see Roachies comment, Barb
0
FollowupID: 556479

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:11

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:11
Hi Barb, good to hear you are getting some relief, besides the old fashioned way of drowning the pain in burboun LOL
Catch up soon.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556578

Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 23:53

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 23:53
Hi Pesty, I have been going to a Chiro for years with bad pain in my back, neck, shoulders etc. and he recommended a contour pillow but I was unable to use it as I would wake up every morning with a bad headache bordering on migraine, then hubby saw a wheat pillow advertised on tv one day and ordered one and I have been using it ever since, it felt hard when I first use it but after I got use to that it has worked well, my pillow goes where ever I go!!!!!!

BTW one doesn't have to be the wrong side of 50 to have all those aches and pains LOL

Cheers

D


Simba, our much missed baby.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 291067

Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 09:24

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 09:24
Gday Dunworkin
Don't wash it or you will have to mow it.........
Murray
Muzbry
Great place to be Mt Blue Rag 27/12/2012

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 556509

Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:44

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:44
HA HA HA, good one Muzbry, that's funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers

D


Simba, our much missed baby.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 556523

Reply By: RalfR - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 06:26

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 06:26
Pesty,

You have the opportunity to view a range of pillows designed for folks with sore necks. Try The Back Centre, Anzac Hwy, Glandore, just west of South Road intersection. (A long long time ago this sute was a KFC). Good knowledgable staff.

An alternative the Independent Living Centre, Blacks Road Gilles Plains which have highly qualified staff who give Independent advice (they do not actually sell anything, they evaluate products and provide advice regarding where to buy, so there is nothing in it for them.)

I'm making an assumption that you either live in or near Adelaide, or visit on occasions. Cheers
AnswerID: 291075

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:13

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:13
Thanks Ralf, will look them up next time im in the big smoke, we are in the Mid Nth at Blyth.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556579

Reply By: mfewster - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 08:07

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 08:07
I can't comment on the value of different pillows, but two years ago bought a new mattress with a top visco static layer. It's a memory foam. SWMBO and self agree completely (very rare) that this is the best stuff to sleep on we have ever come across. A bonus. One person getting out of bed/ turning over etc absolutely doesn't disturb the other. The mattress is also lighter and easier to make/turn than most.
Gotta say, I'm always very dubious about anything advertised with the word "chiropractor", Seems to have a multiplier effect on the cost. Liked the statement from a previous post about going to a chiropractor re a back pain for years. I prefer the traditional Chinese medical benefits system where the medico is paid when you are well and payment ceases once you have a complaint until well again.
AnswerID: 291083

Reply By: White Knight - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 08:23

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 08:23
Howdy Pesty,
My wife has huge neck problems and we have invested hundreds of $$$ in pillows, just to find out that nothing really worked (I wish you could try for a week before you buy). The latest one we got for her you actually fill it up with water. It sounds like you'd wake up with sea sickness, but thats far from the truth. She has never had such a good pillow before.

I'd too have to admit, when she gets up and goes to work, I find myself ditching my pillow and sneaking over to hers. Definitely with looking into Pesty. If your interested, I can tell you where you can get them from.

Cheers

JB
AnswerID: 291087

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:16

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:16
Thanks JB, some details where I can look into it would be good.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556583

Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 09:01

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 09:01
Hello Pesty - know what you mean about the aches and pains. Finding a good pillow is paramount - I'm interested in the comments below because I had not heard about these new ones. Now the next thing is to truly find a good Bowen Therapist (as mentioned somewhere here) - now that I live where there are facilities I have found a really good one and sometimes go every two weeks (did at the start until she sorted me out), got me straightened up again, and got rid of those very tight muscles protecting my head from falling off. Oh and my scoliosis and did great work on my smashed left wrist.
What a difference to life, especially as I don't like drugs and doctors particularly. Good luck - hope it works for you.
AnswerID: 291093

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:24

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:24
Hi Ruth, yes having a good practicioner nearby would be good, and I have tried plenty.
Will make the pillow the next step and see how i go.
Hows the grandy count going, got the new one yet?
We are up to 5, 6 1/2, 3 1/2, 18 months, 13 months, and 4.5 months, but I think our run has ended for quite a while, both the breeders have had contraceptive nails put in there arms, and they have a 3 year life Hahahaha
Oh and im not keen on doctors and drugs either.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556589

Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 10:21

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 10:21
Different things work for different people. Don't laugh but... I reckon you should stop going to the chiro, save your money and get a good spa bath. Hot water is great for back and neck problems, relaxes you and takes the stress out of your muscles. Also use a soft but low profile pillow.
AnswerID: 291106

Reply By: Isuzumu - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 12:04

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 12:04
I was chasing a new pillow a while back and found this magnetic one in Big W, $20 odd, thought it would probably be useless, but my neck pain has gone. Now I've had problems since I was 18, hit a car on my motor bike and landed on my head. And I am not much of a believer in all this sort of stuff, plus I have not had any success with the Chiro with this problem.
Cheers Bruce
Cheers Bruce
D.Max and Jayco Outback

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 291126

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:26

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:26
Thanks bruce, we have been using magnetic bed underlays for years, and have had to put one in the camper, as we ache too much after a few days away from our bed.
Think my neck is beyond it though Hahaha.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556593

Reply By: Member - jjt98 (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:41

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:41
Hi Pesty, I am Qualified in this area & I cannot recommend highly enough a pillow from Nikken Wellness - actually the full Nikken Sleep System. I had a vehicle accident about 18 years ago & stuffed my neck etc. Pain was getting worse over the years & since buying the whole system it not only fixed my neck but gives me a better sleep (wife included).
I must mention that i am a distributor (as a result of my experience) but i wont lead you to my site (that wouldn't be right), i will just suggest you look around for the NIKKEN Dream Pillow.
As it is an MLM company it has its share of knockers but the Sleep System is exclusively endorsed by the WORLD FEDERATION OF CHIROPRACTIC.

Cheers
Jason
AnswerID: 291190

Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:29

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:29
Thanks Jason, will look into it, and feel free to email me your site addy, I will not be offended.
Email addy is behind rig pic.

Cheers Pesty
0
FollowupID: 556595

Reply By: White Knight - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 23:35

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 23:35
Pesty,

Water Pillow was called a Chiroflow Pillow. Bought it from Victoria Park Chiropractic Clinic. 146 Fullarton Rd, Rose Park. 8332 4567.

Read instruction carefully. You can add between 3 to 5 litres of water depending on the firmness.

Good luck

JB
AnswerID: 291301

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)