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    If Your Shoulders And Neck Hurt, These 24 Products Just Might Help A Bit

    A shoulder heating pad, cooling gel, posture corrector, and 21 other products for people who want some sweet sweet pain relief.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Please note that these aren't medical recommendations. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any kind of treatment.

    1. A cervical neck "pillow" that'll provide ergonomic support, align your spine, and give you a much needed vertebrae massage simply by lying down.

    Promising review: "This device relieves the knots and pain from my shoulder and neck. It is SUPER nice for travel as it is small and compact. This is a must-have device if you have aches and pains.." —Aaron Ahern

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A car massager with multiple heat and massage settings for drivers who do ~knot~ handle the stress of traffic well.

    The massager attached just below the headrest of the driver's side car seat. It has four protruding massagers and heat-proof fabric in the center.

    Promising review: "Buy this! I got this as a gift from my amazing girlfriend who knows I complain about my neck all the time. We took a chance on this after I saw it and said I wanted it — after reading some other reviews I definitely agree that this is amazing. I was a little hesitant at first but once it arrived I wasn't disappointed at all. It does take some time getting use to as with anything, but it's very quick to learn your sweet spots and how to set it up in your car. It requires a connection to your 12-volt outlet to be powered, but other than that it's good. It is extremely durable, I'm highly surprised at the build quality and the quality of the rollers, heating, and motors. It seems like it'll last a long while with much usage, especially for the price." —Brendan S

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    3. A cooling gel so you can work on freezing pain in its tracks.


    Promising review: "This cream is very strong. They used it at the physical therapy department my husband went to after back surgery. He liked it so much that I ordered him some. This is the best cream out there." —C. Wallace

    Get it from Amazon for $13.36.

    4. An herbal freeze spray you just might want botanic-all over your body.

    Two bottles of spray-on pain relief in different sizes

    Promising review: "I have used this item for a couple of years now. When I have foot pain, back pain, or any other discomforts I spray this on and almost immediately I feel relief. 100% satisfaction." —dallas1

    Get it from Amazon for $19.38.

    5. An inflatable cervical support brace that'll stretch your neck when compacted discs hurt so much you think you'll blow up.

    Person reading with inflatable chin and neck brace resting on shoulders

    Promising review: "I use this in two different ways. For short periods of around 5-10 minutes, I will pump it up enough to lift my head and feel a slight stretch in my neck to relieve the pressure of compressed discs. I also use it partially pumped up when my neck is sore and I'm doing something where I'm leaning over. I can let my chin rest on it and freely turn and flex my neck without straining my neck muscles. It helps remind me not to let my head flop or tilt too long and keep a better posture as my neck muscles realign and strengthen." —Tiara

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. An electric massager to help break up the knots that leave a real weight on your shoulders (or anywhere else you may have them).


    Promising review: "I was so excited to receive this product. I suffer from neck and back pain all the time so this was something I always wanted to purchase. I had a stiff neck this morning and sat with this on my neck for 10 minuets and I feel great. I like it because I can sit and watch tv while getting a massage and I can also use it on my back, shoulders, and stomach. It works great. This is totally something everyone should have." —Joyce D'Alessandro

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    7. A hemp cream that's gonna sooth your muscles fast, giving your tight neck and shoulders the relief they need in an instant so you don't have to wait on pain killers to kick in.

    Bottle of product in front of two hands holding a drop of cream in the shape of a heart

    Promising review: "We are all shocked, in a very good way. My family all tried this (as well as a few of our friends) and we all had the same results, with the same opinions, REAL PAIN RELIEF!!! We are all quite competitive; some professionally, others for fun, so it's a big deal when I (WE) can say, YAYYYYYYYYY, YIPPEE KAY AYE, finally a reprieve from constant pain! My pain is my legs. The shoulders and back, for others. This hemp cream is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! This stuff not only took the pain away, but it laster forever. I didn't miss a beat!" —AZjb007

    Get it from Amazon for $28.45.

    8. A deep tissue massager for times when your shoulders hurt so much you shout "Shoot!" This thing is made for blasting away those nasty knots.

    The Damkee Massage Gun with six various attachments

    Promising review: "I’m so happy that I purchased this. I have been missing my chiropractic and massage appointments due to COVID-19 and I’m having pain in my neck and shoulders and lower back. I’ve been using this massage gun every day for the past week and it has drastically improved my movement by working out the knots and massaging my muscles. I loved it so much I told my friends and coworkers and they are purchasing one as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in two styles).

    9. An all-natural roll on to possibly help ease your pain and irritation so you're able to ~roll~ with whatever comes your way.


    Promising review: "I strained my lower back. The pain was so bad I could barely stand or walk and breathing hurt. Pain pills didn't come close to touching the pain. Then I tried this stuff. After only a few minutes the pain was cut in half. By the end of the day the pain was nearly gone." —jodi

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    10. A therapeutic body pillow that'll relieve pressure on your shoulder if you're a side sleeper. Reviewers also say this helps with snoring!

    A long u-shaped pillow with a person sleeping on their side in between it

    Promising review: "This is a godsend! I snore like there’s no tomorrow and this pillow has controlled my snoring. It is very comfortable and also helps with my lower back pain and shoulder pain. I love this thing! I will buy this again if needed. I highly recommend it!" —Kirsten Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    11. A muscle recovery bath soak made with magnesium flakes and essential oils. One home spa day with this and your stressed out shoulders are gonna consider it an essential part of your self-care.

    Coach Soak Muscle Recovery

    Promising review: "I’m a midnight CNA at a nursing home and I ALWAYS have body aches after a shift. I used to just soak in an epsom salt bath but that never really did much for me. This product has worked wonders for me. It relaxes my body and has really eased my shoulder pain. It has even helped me fall asleep faster. Definitely recommend this product." —Mikaela Jo Dedafoe

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    12. An electric shoulder heating pad — you may lose pain in your shoulders so fast while wearing this cape that you'll feel like an actual pain-relieving superhero.,

    Promising review: "Whoever developed this heating pad really understood neck pain. This is genius! From the shoulder 'cape' to the flexible neck band to the little collar that snuggles the base of the skull, this item is perfect. It provides warmth to the upper neck region where my pain is the worst, and it warms the muscles and tendons in my neck and shoulders to loosen them up. I highly recommend this heating pad." —IowaGal

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    13. A massage cube with soft corners for digging into tough places while also creating a smooth surface for a much-needed massage.

    Cube of lotion inside box
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I used this after my first time skiing and it worked wonders soothing my muscles. It glides really easily and I really like that it has corners which help you work into any especially sore spots. It also helps that it smells so AMAZING! I will definitely be repurchasing" —Saloni

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $55.

    14. A smart neck massager you can easily toss on at your desk when work is a true pain in the neck.

    U-shaped neck massager with four massage spots
    Better Neck

    This has three different modes: acupuncture, tapping, and massage. There are 15 intensity levels, soothing heat settings, and adjustable electrode pads.

    Promising review: "I HAVE to have this at my office. Whenever I am on the computer, I always hate how my neck and shoulders tense up and cannot stay relaxed. When I tried his neck massager, I knew I had to buy one more so I can keep one at the office and at home. It is the perfect neck relaxer and feels great with the heating function. The best part is the portability and that it is lightweight for keeping on your desk or anywhere you want. It's a great device and a great gift idea as well!" —Lily Thomas

    Get it on sale from Better Neck for $59.95 (originally $119; available in three colors).

    15. A bath pillow that's gonna give you something to rest on whenever back pain makes you wanna sit, chill, and soak.

    The bath pillow placed over the edge of a tub full of bubbles

    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 $33.99.

    16. Or an orthopedic memory foam pillow that'll lift your head up, putting your neck in its natural curve to help work away neck pain while you sleep!


    Promising review: "This is the BEST pillow for neck and shoulder pain! These pillows are the BEST! I bought two and may buy again. The pillows help with my neck and shoulder pain during the night. I love them!" —CZFusion

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    17. A vibrating posture corrector to remind you to lift yourself back up whenever you start slouching, easing tension in your shoulders and helping to prevent poor posture from becoming permanent (and thus, permanently painful).

    Two people sitting with upright posture. One is wearing the back vibrator and the other is wearing a vibrating necklace.

    Promising review: "This device has been life-changing for me! I am in good shape but after 10 years of sitting at a desk 10+ hours a day my posture had deteriorated to a point where it was causing me a lot of pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. It had become second nature for me to always slouch and I had zero awareness of when I slouched except when I would see a picture of myself. Bad posture isn’t always due to a lack of strength and physicality but a lack of awareness. For me, it was a bad habit formed over many years. This device truly helped me to kick my bad posture habit. I keep this device in training mode all day because it reminds with a little vibration to straighten up every time I slouch. This is exactly what I needed! The first day I wore this device I was surprised to learn how often I was slouching and I admit it was really hard to maintain good posture all day. With time it has become easier and I am now more self-aware. I am proud to say my posture has significantly improved with this device. The app is super cool and intuitive — this is just a well-thought-out product. This device is fantastic, I highly recommend it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    18. Or a back brace that can shift your shoulders back and relieve tension with basically no effort on your part. The bonus? Your body could get used to the new position and straighten out your stance over the course of time!

    Person sitting up straight with brace around arms

    Promising review: "I have been using this brace for several weeks because I was having neck and shoulder pain. The pain is now greatly improved. I would highly recommend this product for people who have similar issues or people who want to avoid such issues. Anyone who sits at a computer all day or use a sewing machine could find this particularly helpful. It is very easy and comfortable to wear. Nobody will know you are wearing it unless you are wearing very tight or sheer clothes. As an added bonus your posture will be greatly improved and you will look better as a result." —Thomas Phipps

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    19. A cervical collar for supporting your neck while sleeping or doing activities that would cause you to slouch. Which, in my case, is all activities. Looks like I'm buying a new "necklace."


    Promising review: "This is an excellent product! It's well-made, washable, and easy to adjust ( I have a small neck so I was worried!). I hold my stress in my neck and spine and I sleep in the wrong position! Yikes! Since, I have been wearing this at night (and around the house), I have noticed a significant difference! I sleep better than ever and I am in less pain! This is a must have!" —Rescue Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    20. A massage ball that's gonna work far better than asking your partner to massage your knots out with their rather lackluster enthusiasm. This makes deep massages easier, whether with someone else or on your own. Win win!

    A person holding the grip cap on the massage ball and rolling it across their arm

    Promising review: “I'm pregnant and have random sore spots and back pain. My husband is awful at messages and so I bought this for him to use on my back. It is amazing! The ball itself is super hard and durable.” —Sophia Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors).

    21. An acupressure mat and pillow for a daily pain relief regimen you can really ~stick~ with.


    Promising review: "When you first lie down on this mat and pillow you think 'no way I can put up with this,' it really does hurt at first. But if you don't concentrate on on all those sharp points sticking into you and actually relax you may see what the raves are about. You need to give it at least five to 10 minutes to begin feeling the benefits. It helps my back and my tension headaches, I actually push down into the pillow with my neck and move my neck into several positions. After about 10 minutes of use you begin to feel a warming sensation that actually feels quite pleasant. It does leave your skin looking like a frozen hamburger patty for a little while." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.73 (available in 10 colors).

    22. A bottle of Tiger Balm neck and shoulder rub (with a vanishing scent formula) to give people who need pain relief that's easy to keep close on-the-go.

    Reviewer holding small tube of product

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this. I have arthritis in my neck and right shoulder and I put this on and the pain is gone before I can put the cap back on the container! I HIGHLY recommend it!" —Vicki

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    23. A neck hammock you can attach to your door to give your neck the solid stretch it deserves/needs. Perk up your posture and get rid of neck and shoulder pain while you're at it!


    Promising review: "This came in its own bag with easy to follow instructions. I use mine on my bedroom door handle and lay my yoga mat down in front of the door. I usually decompress my neck and lengthen my neck muscles for about 10 minutes. This device has helped immensely." —Danyelle Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    24. And finally, a mini heating pad that won't take up ~mushroom~ on your body, making it easy to tuck under a bra strap or place directly onto a stubborn muscle for some soothing heat relief.

    Mushroom shaped heating pad inside a person's palms
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is my favorite thing I have ever bought from anywhere. I love heating pads and this one is just sooo cute!!" —nicole89435892

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    When your shoulders stop hurting and they start to shimmy instead:


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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