Cervical support pillows, also known as orthopedic, neck pillows or “chiropractic pillows”, are essential tools for promoting comfort, spinal alignment, and overall well-being during sleep. These specially designed pillows offer a multitude of benefits that make them a valuable and affordable addition to your bedding. The bottom line is that Cervical Support Pillows Extend Your Treatment Value.
First and foremost, cervical support pillows are engineered to maintain the natural curve of the neck, providing crucial support to the cervical spine. This alignment reduces stress on the neck, shoulders, and upper back, preventing stiffness and pain that often result from (or are not supported by) improper sleep positions. This is especially crucial for individuals with chronic neck pain, postural issues, or those recovering from injuries like car accidents and whiplash.
While we loosely describe the concept of “support”, the best pillows will actually support an ideal curve – or add one if it is not there. The pillow will then “support” that optimized curve. You can look here – even WebMD agrees with us.
Cervical support pillows are versatile and cater to different sleeping preferences, including side, back, and stomach sleepers. They are often made from hypoallergenic materials and are easy to maintain, contributing to a hygienic and healthy sleeping environment. Some pillows can cut down on thrashing about and rolling at night. We are going to give you a couple of choices and lay out the positives at Blue Heron Chiropractic. In addition to travel pillows, we even have pillows for kids.
If you don’t have the funds in-the-moment for one of these (they are not radically expensive), we can show you how to make a temporary support pillow to start the process.
Cervical pillows are actually all different, and while some of them are built with your neck in mind, some are built only with sales in mind. A lot of the pillows you will find on shopping sites are duplicated copies of memory foam pillows or crazy shapes, and while their ad copy is attractive, the pillows can be cumbersome and useless. Don’t buy an alien pillow that looks like a science fiction space-ship. Let us help you dial in the right pillow at your next chiropractic appointment. Can’t wait? Here is one you could try, and yes, it’s our favorite – and it’s on Amazon – although we recommend you consult a specialist. (Hint, we have it cheaper, and you will have it under your head today if you have an appointment).
Moreover, you get even more positives since these pillows can significantly reduce the risk of snoring and sleep apnea by helping to keep the airways open. As above, the right pillow can reduce thrashing and rolling and maybe even bed-hogging. This not only leads to more restful sleep but can also have a positive impact on overall health and relationships.
The long-term advantages of using cervical support pillows extend beyond the bedroom. Improved sleep quality leads to better concentration, alertness, and productivity during the day. Additionally, it can prevent the development of chronic conditions like migraines and tension headaches. Cervical pillows can correct for “Text Neck” which comes from too much screen use. We have seen dramatic decreases in neck pain and dysfunction, and improved and accelerated recoveries from whiplash.
In conclusion, cervical support pillows are a worthy investment in your health and well-being. In some cases, cervical pillows can be covered by insurance, but either way they are worth it. They are not only a solution for sleep-related discomfort and pain but a gateway to a more refreshed and rejuvenated life. By properly supporting your neck and spine, they ensure that you wake up each day ready to face the world with vitality and vigor. And remember, Chiropractic Cervical Support Pillows Extend Your Treatment Value
Remember that every spinal condition has unique qualities, and treatment plans will vary. Consult with Doctor Sibilla for personalized guidance on the best approach to your recovery.
New variants of Covid-19 are showing up and a lot of people are still getting sick. The Doctor is going to mask for your session, while your mask is definitely optional and we are absolutely fine with that. Staff is always vaccinated and boosted, so even if we get this, we won’t be gone long and will get back to caring for you. We remain protective for folks who are immune compromised, have “Long Covid”, or need special considerations. A patient can wear their own mask at any time – and If you would like a mask and don’t have one, we can provide it – but again, masking is optional. If you have flu-like symptoms, are sneezing or coughing or blowing, we may provide you with a mask, so we can continue to serve you better; feel free to mention this to us when you call in to confirm your appointment. You can access Chiropractic safely and securely at Blue Heron Chiropractic & Healing Arts Center, with Dr. Dana Sibilla, DC DABCO FIANM.
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