There are many reasons why you may suffer from neck pain. That grating discomfort could be the result of poor posture, or work-related stress. Some people are unfortunate enough to suffer from congenital conditions that cause their spine to deteriorate. Whatever the reason for your suffering, the Neck Hammock can help. This simple yet clever device can relieve pain in just 10 minutes each day. The Hammock mimics the techniques used by physical therapists, and you can take it anywhere.

– Sturdy strap promotes better blood flow, helping your body repair itself

– Hangs from any door handle to provide comfortable support

– Sessions last 10 minutes and require no professional assistance

Relieve Pain

Two hours of hunching over your laptop can be all it takes to cause agony. In theory, you should go straight to your physio when the pain strikes. But life doesn’t work like that. You have plans and responsibilities, which cannot easily be abandoned in favor of time on the treatment table.

Dr. Steve Sudell, a professional physical therapist, recognized that many of his patients struggled with this quandary. His response was to create the Neck Hammock — a portable device that offers instant relief.

All you need is a sturdy door handle and something flat to lie on. The strap does the rest, holding your neck in the perfect position to promote healing.

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Extra Traction

When patients complain of neck pain, physical therapists will often use a technique called cervical traction. This involves extending the patient’s neck in order to increase blood flow to the area. In turn, the improved circulation allows your body to recover faster from the injury.

There are quite a few products on the market that allow you to mimic this technique at home. Many involve weird systems that pull your neck upwards. In contrast, the Neck Hammock is highly portable and pretty simple to use.

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When pain strikes, you’re meant to attach the Neck Hammock to any sturdy door handle. This seems a little risky, as not all doors are made to the same standards. However, you can use the supplied strap on railings and poles instead.

You then lie on the floor — ideally on a floor mat — with your head supported by the strap. The idea is to relax completely and allow the Neck Hammock to hold your neck in the correct position.

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10-Minute Relief

You only need to perform this exercise for around 10 minutes each day to gain some real relief. It works on pinched nerves, bulging discs, and many more neck problems. That said, you should probably seek professional advice before starting this new routine.

Aside from everyday pain relief, this device is great for athletes who need to recover quickly. In fact, several professional fighters have given positive reviews. The Neck Hammock can also be beneficial for anyone who spends all day at their desk.

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This product is definitely not a replacement for physical therapy. But as a method of managing neck pain, it seems pretty convenient.

“Neck Hammock is the first affordable cervical traction device that does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is lie back and relax.”

“The Neck Hammock helps the muscles relax and gradually stretch. This allows for the intervertebral space to expand and allow better blood flow and circulation. Better circulation helps to oxygenate muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments which leads to decreased pain and increased mobility.” — Dr. Steve Sudell Jr., DPT, ATC

What We ❤️

It’s remarkable that something so simple can be this effective. In addition, the compact design will appeal to regular travelers.

Future Designs

Lying on the floor isn’t particularly relaxing. So, it would be nice if you could purchase a mat with the Hammock.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until December 1st

– Pledge: $59

– Delivery: February 2018

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he’s pretty handy with a camera, and he’s a self-confessed tweetaholic.