For the past 2 years I've suffered upper back and neck pain, i've been to a physio, osteo, and for redmedial massage. The neck pain is really bad at the moment. I sleep on my side and I always wake up during the night and in the morning with my head pointed down causing neck strain - the fetal position. I now think that my tendancy to sleep in this position maybe causing the proplem.
I''ve tried various pillows over the past few years and am iin the process of getting a made to measure pillow but I not think this isn't the main cause.
I guess I need advice on how to keep my neck in a healthy position throughout the night and avoid the fetal position. Is this possible? Is there a technique or cetain type of pillow that can help?
I've read lots online about this being a bad position to lie in but nothing to advise on how to prevent doing it so any help would be appreciated.