Best Pillow for Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia pain can be one of the most annoying pains to experience. The pain can come from the back of the neck around the top of the spine and base of the neck. The area becomes inflamed or injured and causes some serious pain.

Having this pain while trying to sleep can be one of worse things to go through. Finding the best pillow to help the pain is key. The good news is that there is one good pillow that I’ve found that really helps.

Some people have to go through tons of different pillows to find the one that works best for them. The truth is that not everyone’s neck or bodies are the same. The exact location of the pinched nerve can even be different for some. But when you hit that exact spot the pain is the same.

My Neck Pillow Pick

I’m not a doctor, but from what I can find you can get Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow which will help to align your neck better than many other pillows.

The way the Arc4life pillow works is by adjusting the head and neck to get in a perfect alignment. This alignment keeps such things as the occipital neuralgia pains from happening. It’s not a foolproof plan, but many people who do switch to it love it.

Once you have gone to the Arc4life pillow and start to see some progress it will be hard to go back to a normal pillow again. It would be best to carry it around with you when you travel too!


The downside with this pillow is the cost. Compared to pain and other options to fix the pain I consider the cost to minimal. Plus the pillow is actually very comfortable too.

The size of the Arc4life is quite small, not a real big fan of that, but it does the job. I’m the type of person who hates pillowcases, but if you need one you can get that will fit it size. You can pick up a dust cover for it here.

May Have To Try A Couple

Before this pillow, I had a Goose Down Pillow. Which works, but doesn’t support like the Arc4life pillow does. The thing about the goose down was that over time it does shape to your neck and head, but to get to that point is painful. It would be safe to say that the Arc4life is one of the best pillows for occipital neuralgia (ON). Some might say otherwise, so its best to test a pillow for few night to see if it is the best fit for you.

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