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Is My Cervical Neck Pillow Hurting Me?Cervical pillows, generally speaking, are ideal for ones neck. Nevertheless, it might not be the best option for those who have a pinched nerve in the neck or a facet joint problem if the cervical pillow places your head too far backward, which can place pressure on the joints and disc and therefore aggravate the condition. When you lay down face up, you can turn the pillow upside down initially to give more height or wear soft cervical collars. When lying down in the side position, you should not have your head inside the back sleeping section of the cervical pillow because that could produce too much side bending and trigger soreness. Most effective advice, obtain an adjustable cervical neck pillow, allowing perfect positioning to reduce pain and sleep well.
TracCollar Or Air Neck Traction?The TracCollar is more rigid and will provide about 45 pounds of traction force. The Air Neck Traction is softer and will provide over 100 pounds of traction force. With the TracCollar, you must fasten the buckles in the back which can be a problem for those with shoulder joint problems or arm pain. The Air Neck Traction fastens in the front, using 3 layers and fasteners on each for fine adjustments.
The TracCollar fits neck sizes 14 to 18 inches, with 2 different size units, while the Air Neck Traction will fit neck sizes 10 to 28 inches in one unit. They are both very well made, have separate control of right and left sides, which is a great option for those with radiculopathy neck symptoms, come with a carry case, and are priced the same. The Air Neck Traction also comes with a Free Neck Traction Pillow that is very useful. My choice is the Air Neck Traction.
What Is A Good Pillow For Sleep Apnea?A good pillow for sleep apnea will provide comfort and correct alignment for the head and neck for back sleeping and side sleeping, especially for CPAP users. It should come in different sizes for different size sleep apnea sufferers. Ideally a management system for the cpap tubes can help eliminate constant positioning of the tubes. The CPAP Sleep Apnea Pillow uses an orthopedic design for the head and neck, comes in different sizes and has a special CPAP tube management system built into the cover. It uses very comfortable, yet supportive memory foam with a cooling cover material and is a very unique and good pillow for sleep apnea and CPAP users.
Is A Cervical Traction Pillow Good For Sleeping?Cervical traction pillows are generally for therapy only. Pillows like the neck support pillow and the cervical traction neck pillow are used for about 20 minutes per day and are for traction therapy only. A cervical traction pillow that is good for sleeping can have benefits for back sleeping only and you will have to reposition yourself when changing from side to back sleeping to get the effect. The traction effect of the pillow is mild, but can help ease nerve and muscle tension. To get a cervical traction effect in a sleeping pillow, there should be a combination of 2 different materials in 1 pillow and a specific technique that illustrates excatly how to use the traction feature. You can see this specifically with our cervical traction pillow, recommended by chiropractors for neck pain.
Can A Neck Injury Cause Chronic Headaches?A neck injury can cause chronic headaches. If there is damage to the muscles from a whiplash injury, a neck sprain/strain, herniated cervical disc or resulting neck degeneration that can happen months or years later as a result, chronic headaches can occur.
Damaged structures from a neck injury can cause chronic headaches from pain referred to the head. Nerve pathways from a disc herniation or injured neck joints can be a source of headache pain. Muscles that have sustained an injury can be in spasm and, like degenerative arthritis, alter blood flow to the head. If there has been a significant neck injury, there may be a concussion, which is known to be associated with chronic headaches.