This is a true story and it did happen to me. Back in few weeks before, I was working on my final year project which me and my colleagues need to take water sample along Moyog River. We take water sample the whole day from 11.30am to around 6 pm.
Been working the whole day, make me so tired. Then I send my colleagues back to the University and I went back home. As I feel so tired, right after I take my bath, I fall asleep.
And here where it start. My sleeping posture is not the normal way I usually sleep. I don’t know how it was but it is what people usually said a wrong sleeping posture. And what happen was, the next morning I woke up, I was not able to move my head. Turning my body to the side will cause pain to my neck.
It was so painful that I was not able to work on that weekends itself. Then on Monday, as I force myself to UMS, I decided to ask my friend to give me a little massage on the painful area. It did works but only for that day itself. The next day the pain is still the same.
My sister and Mika said that I need to hit it using the pillow but then I don’t intend to do it until I know if there is changes after being massage for the second time. Then hoping it will get better, I decided to wait a few days. But nothing change at all. The pain is still there, I was having the difficulties to turn left and right also looking up and down.
Then I asked Mika to help me and hit my back using pillow. And this really help to cure my neck. Few days after, the pain started to decrease and I was able to turn as I like again. Thanks for the advice sis and Mika!!
By the way, here is the explanation of the whole thing. It was an old beliefs and believing it or not, it will be depending on you. When your sleeping posture causes pain to any part of your body, you could do 2 things which is hit it with the pillow or find a pro massage (normal massage usually does not really works)
When using the pillow cure, someone must hit the part (usually your backs or neck) using the pillow that you use before. And make sure to tell him to hit you when you did not realize it.
By the way, if it does not work to you, you have to find a doctor (which they give option, use neck cover or inject with muscle relaxer. Or you can get some pro massage which will cost you more.
Trying on the pillow cure first will be just right as it does not even cost you anything. And maybe it works on you as it works on me before.