Neck pain is one of the most common problems that brings patients through our doors. People complain of old injuries, new traumas, and unexplained neck pain all the time. One of the problems that sometimes leads to neck pain is sleeping incorrectly. A lot of us like to curl up our necks or we let our heads fall in any position that it wants to. This can be pretty damaging, so we sometimes recommend cervical neck pillows to help alleviate some of the pain and work on the neck during the time the patient is asleep.
The neck and shoulders have a natural curve that needs to be maintained during the lifetime. These pillows are specifically designed to alleviate pain in the neck and shoulders by correcting the shape and curve of the neck. By holding it in place during the night and offering the correct support, the pillow provides a sort of traction to the neck that helps restore its natural shape and function.
People suffering from neck pain, stiffness in the shoulders, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and other neck or shoulder problems can all benefit from a cervical neck pillow also sometimes called a traction pillow. All you need to do is sleep on it on your back or side the entire night.
The pillows can be combined with physiotherapy and be a great benefit to the patient! Active exercise and therapies are a great way to consciously aid recovery and pain management, but when you can combine passive and active therapies, the progress is sped up exponentially!
For some patients, all they need is a simple change like a traction pillow. For others, several rounds of therapy are needed to feel a significant change. Whether you are an “easy-fix” or a “slow-starter,” we want to help you find something that works for you. Call us today to set up an appointment!