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Soft Or Firm Pillow For Neck Pain?Many individuals believe a firm pillow is better for neck pain, however, there is no reason to think that a soft or firm pillow is better. Neck pain can be caused by many reasons and there are more factors relating to a pillow than just soft or firm. Pillow height is an important factor and is just as important as softness or firmness.
In general, a soft pillow is better for neck pain. When there has been an injury or a flare-up of an older condition, a soft pillow will be more accommodating than a firm one. Sensitive necks may be irritated by a firm pillow. When there is a lot of pain, the material the pillow is made of also matters. A fiber pillow can be soft, however, a good, quality memory foam pillow can better conform to the neck without fiber migration, where the inside of the fiber pillow moves from its place and can flatten.
So, a soft pillow is better for neck pain and allows gentler healing of injuries, while a firm pillow can help in rehabilitation, once the initial stages of recovery have been successfully managed.
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.
Can Traction Be Used With A Cervical Fusion?It depends upon the condition of the cervical fusion. If it is still in the healing stage or if it is weak or unstable, no. There are circumstances where a cervical fusion is very successful and some years later a problem develops in an adjacent area that is not indicated for surgery. In this case, cervical traction, used wisely can be helpful. Therefore, in order to determine the condition of the fusion, you need to talk to your attending doctor.
I have seen instances where the problem was from the cervical fusion area and the surgeon was able to determine that it was stable enough and traction was beneficial, providing enough relief to avoid a subsequent surgery. That being said, there are instances where the surgeon did not want any traction forces in the area of the fusion. So, the final decision is up to your doctor. Because every circumstance is unique, there can be no general recommendations regarding the use of cervical traction with a cervical fusion.
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.
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