Gel Neck Roll

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A gel neck roll that offers heat or cold therapy to the neck while providing comfortable support. Tough, flexible gel will not leak if punctured. Freezes in freezer or microwave for heat. Very durable and made in USA.

Pliable and elastic even when frozen. Two sizes: 3″ x 10″ (2.7 lbs) or 4″ x 10″ (4.2 lbs

Gel Neck Roll Comforts Neck With Conforming Therapeutic Heat & Cold Therapy

A time tested shape, the gel neck roll is great for therapy as a travel pillow or for comforting relief at home. As a neck roll, it delivers both support and comfort, but it’s the hot/cold feature for heat and ice therapy that combines with a pliable gel construction that really makes this unique

Neck rolls have been used for supporting the head and neck in a proper posture to ease sore neck muscles. With the addition of soothing heat, the therapeutic properties of the roll increase relaxation and relief from stress. For injuries like whiplash, it is important to have the neck muscles supported and relaxed. The convenient icing feature provides cold therapy, allowing improved healing, reducing pain and inflammation.

Gel Neck Roll Details

It is US made and the construction is very durable. It will not leak if punctured and will stays pliable and soft to -20° F.
Two different sizes allows more or less support based on needs or recommendations. The dimensions are 3″ x 10″ (2.7 lbs) or 4″ x 10″ (4.2 lbs). Put in microwave for heating or freezer for cooling to provide 20 to 40 minutes of therapy per application. Comfortable Lycra cover conforms to your cervical spine and provides a nice barrier for the skin.

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Benefits Of The Hot/Cold Gel Neck Roll

So many people suffer from different neck and shoulder problems, headaches and sinus problems. Many of these stress/strain type issues can get relief with good neck support, muscle aches and headaches can be relieved with hot/cold therapy. The roll employs a combination of a great comfort and support with hot/cold pack to help treat these conditions. The relief of neck pain as well as restoring motion restrictions are goals of this type of therapy.

Comforting relief for headaches, muscle strain and soreness, arthritis pain, whiplash and more. This is more of a therapeutic roll than one used for cervical curve correction.

Effects Of The Hot & Cold Neck Pillow

Condition Or Body Part

Heat

Cold

Collagen

Increases Stretch

Decreases Stretch

Stiffness

Decreases

Increases

Muscle Spasms

Relaxes

Decreases Contractility

Pain

Decreases

Decreases

Inflammation

Increases

Decreases

Swelling

Increases

Decreases

Cell Metabolism

Increases

Decreases

In general: Use cold for acute injuries and avoid heat. Heat can be used in the repair stage of an injury.

This is a great way to get targeted therapy directly to the cervical spine. With some wraps, including the same brand collar wrap, you may have a difficult time getting the right contact and this can be frustrating and less therapeutically effective. The gel neck roll provides solutions to these problems. The gel gently conforms to your neck, adding a nice curve with no forcing to aggravate tender joints. It is well tolerated and very durable, making it a patient favorite with good compliance.

Which size?

In general, the 3 inch is tolerated by most. The 4 inch may be too big for smaller individuals, however, with a neck injury, the 4 inch may be easier on sore muscles by keeping the neck in less extension. This can also help with injured joints. So, it stays pliable when frozen and more so when heated. I would recommend below 5′ 10 small, 6′ 0 and above, the large, and in between is a call based on factors stated above.

Author Bio

Dr. Steve has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant, in Physiological Therapeutics, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy, and specialized further in Myofascial Release Techniques. No longer in active practice, he authors articles for NeckSolutions and works with special products for ALS patients as well as other neuromuscular conditions.