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ORTHOPEDIC LEG PILLOW TO HELP REDUCE BACK, HIP, LEG, KNEE & SCIATICA NERVE DISCOMFORT

Ergonomically designed with ventilated air holes in the memory foam that promote air circulation throughout the night. Washable cover.

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Leg Pillow Reduces Pressure On The Back While Sleeping

While we have discussed some methods of how to sleep with a pinched nerve in the neck in cervical radiculopathy and the neck pain pillow, we need to address relieving pain on the lower back with a leg pillow.

Often involved with conditions like a disc herniation or sciatica is problems sleeping. While remaining on your back, a pillow under the knees can help relieve pressure, however, many prefer the side sleeping position. The problem is how to reduce bending and torsional stress on the lower back when side sleeping. One great solution is a leg pillow.

A pillow specifically designed to be used between the legs helps reduce the stress on the lower back when side sleeping. Much like a functional pillow for the neck helps reduce pressure, a pillow for the legs can help keep the back and pelvis in a neutral posture when side sleeping. As your hips attach to the pelvis, this can benefit the hips as well, along with the rest of the kinetic chain including the knees and even ankles.

This is very important to reduce symptoms and get the best night’s sleep possible. It is great to use in conjunction with a functional pillow to help keep the entire spine in a neutral position. This helps reduce pressure on nerves, ligaments and muscles.

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With conditions like degenerative disc disease, it is important to keep inflammation and further damage to a minimum and a well designed leg pillow can really help. Compact in design, these pillows are easy to use and maneuver when changing positions.

While this function can be performed by a good body pillow, they can often be bulky and difficult to maneuver. I personally use a body pillow because of shoulder problems and having the support extended to shoulder height is beneficial to rest my shoulder and avoid torsional stress on my shoulder as well as the lower back.

The body pillow is quite a bit more work to change positions, but is something I deal with to help reduce shoulder pain while sleeping. I am not talking about muscular shoulder pain, but specific shoulder problems with the joint and rotator cuff.

The leg pillow is inexpensive, ergonomic and a great way to keep the lumbo-pelvic region in the best position possible. This region is important as the relationship between the lumbar spine and pelvis is a major concern with painful conditions of many types. But, you don’t have to have pain to see benefits from the pillow; keeping your spine in a neutral position when side sleeping, which is the position most preferred by individuals, benefits spinal health in general and can help with prevention.

Benefits Of The Leg Pillow

  • Supports both legs and knees
  • hour glass ergonomic shape
  • Ventilated memory foam allows air to circulate
  • Move freely and easily at night
  • Made to fit both men & women
  • Removable, washable pillow cover
  • Back pain & sciatica relief
  • Stress on your hips or hip replacement recovery
  • Knee support to eliminate bone on bone discomfort
  • Pregnancy support for improved sleep
  • Spine alignment for side sleeping
  • Helps comfort arthritis in back, hips, legs or knees
  • Surgery recovery or replacement surgery support
  • Total leg support (when you use 2 together)

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.