Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning over your computer or mobile phone, driving or hunching over your workbench. It may be caused by prolonged straining (looking up or down), sleeping in an uncomfortable position, or stress. Common injuries from falls or car accidents may cause neck pain from whiplash, pinched nerves, disc herniations, or swollen joints. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, meningitis, or cancer, can also cause neck pain. Occipital neuralgia is another condition that can cause intense pain that feels like a sharp, jabbing, electric shock in the back of the head and neck. Rest and time can help the healing process of minor injuries. Symptoms of neck pain may include stiffness, muscle spasms, muscle tightness, or even headaches. Treating the pain with drugs is not always a good option. Opioids, NSAIDs, and even acetaminophen may cause adverse health reactions. The mechanical stimulation (m-stim) technology of VibraCool® can block pain and help speed recovery and the healing process.
For Neck Pain VibraCool® Flex is wearable pain relief that you can customize with heat or cold for the type of pain relief you need. Simply put the VibraCool® vibration unit into neoprene pocket 2. Hold the vibration unit positioned over the area of pain in your neck. You may also lean against the unit while laying on a bed or leaning against a chair back. 3. Activate vibration by turning on the button on top of the unit. 4. To add anti-inflammatory ice: Prepare unit: Freeze ice packs. Ice packs must be solid for use. Place frozen ice pack underneath the strap prior to placing on pain. Ice will remain frozen for 20 minutes. 5. To add muscle-relaxing heat: Click the metal plate within the heat pack. It may take a few clicks to activate. Place heat pack underneath strap prior to placing on pain. We recommend using VibraCool® 2-3x a day for 3-5 days while you hurt.
For Headaches For headaches due to occipital neuralgia, follow the instructions above. Position the VibraCool® Flex vibration unit near the base of the back of the head, toward the top of the neck. You may also use the VibraCool® Extended unit /VibraCool® Extended strap by wrapping the strap around the head to hold the unit in place. If your headache is sensitive to the sound of vibration, you may use the strap with the ice pack or heat pack to relieve pain and relax neck muscles.