I have a military neck and have been having so much pain I can't sleep. I am 5'5", 124 lbs and have a small frame. The distance from my neck to my shoulder is a little less than 4". Would you please recommend a pillow for me?
Can Neck Pain Affect Your Arms? YES, nerves in the neck innervate the shoulders, upper back, arms hands and fingers. There is a sensory, reflex and motor component to this, so there can be all kinds of symptoms.
When should you get that new pillow? You should get a new pillow when you feel like you are not getting the support that you need. Also, after a few years, you should def think about replacing a fiber and foam pillow just for hygienic reasons. It is a good idea since both materials do break down after time.