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Neck Pain is most common pain and once in life span everybody experiences neck pain. There are several reason for neck pain. But most common reason for prolonged neck pain is your bed and Pillow. It is very important to choose proper pillow to avoid neck pain. A right pillow gives support to neck that helps to keep neck in alignment during sleep.
Many of us are unaware about usage of pillow and how to select right pillow for them? Due to gap in knowledge most of us use unsuitable pillow, which leads to stress in neck and suffering from neck pain. Through this article I will provide some tips to selecting perfect pillow as per conditions and requirements.
Before buy any pillow, it is important to check right height and firmness of person’s size and sleeping position, otherwise even you buy clinically perfect pillow than also you may suffer from neck pain.
Sleeping positions are a major factor in determining the best kind of pillow. Sleeping on the back or side, if possible, is advised for those with neck pain. The pillow are available in market with different size as per sleeping position so it is very important to select pillow considering the sleeping position and height of pillow.
Those who sleep on back they need bit low pillow. The ideal pillow for this position is rolled
shaped pillow under neck. You can get specially design rolled shaped pillow in market. The roll
give neutral alignment to neck and reduce the stress over neck.
Most of us tucked pillow under shoulder to feel better of comfortable, this position is ideal if you
have muscle pain in neck. You can keep pillow under knees to reduce strain on lower back.
Those who sleep on side they need to use a pillow which is bit higher. A higher pillow keeps neck and head in proper alignment. Higher pillows need to have rolled shaped so it can support neck and head with proper alignment.
To make this sleeping posture more comfortable you can add additional pillow between knee so spine gets additional support and reduces neck pain.
Sleeping on stomach is not recommended and if possible avoid it. Sleeping on stomach may invite many health problems and muscle strains. It is difficult to change the habit so till you change habit stop using pillow while sleeping on the stomach. Adopt proper posture and pillow for sleeping.
Most of us sleep in sitting position on chair or sofa while on road trip or aircrafts with no option we sleep on reclining seats. This position is not favorable position to sit and won’t provide support to neck or spine.
It is advisable that while sleeping on chair use small pillow which can fit in gap of neck and support neck properly. Be sure while selecting neck pillow.
For frequent road or air traveler one should carry neck pillow whenever they do travelling. It is very much important that before you start travelling you should select proper size of pillow.
We know no one sleeps in same position for longer time and hence the sleeping posture may change time to time. There is no control over here. For this you select pillow which can easily be fitted to any sleeping position and support neck and spine properly.
Below is some of available Pillow in market. The selection of right pillow is upto once personal choice…
Cervical Pillows are also known as Orthopedic Pillow, because such pillows are only suggested by Doctors . Cervical Pillows are having unique shape and hence there is mix reaction among users. The Cervical Pillows are designed such a way that it supports both neck and spine.
Feather Pillows are best Pillows who changes position too frequently. The pro of Feather Pillow is it adjust as per persons neck and sleeping position.
Memory Foams pillows are most comfortable and designed to support neck and spine bone
Neck pain are mostly ignored by everyone, hence we still used old or non medical approved pillow. But it is very much important to use proper pillow as per sleeping posture. If pillow is uncomfortable, then it is sure that it may increase stiffness in muscle and tense the body.
Dr. Vigil V. Kavanal, is one of the best Physiotherapist in Mumbai. He uses advanced physiotherapy treatment to relieve from pain. With his treatment many patients got relief from pain such as Joint Pain, Knee Pain, Back Pain, Post Operation Treatment.
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