Choosing the Best Chiropractic Pillows
If you have recently been to your local chiropractor’s clinic, you may have seen a number of pillows on display. But, what are they, and how do they help the problems associated with posture and the spine? In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the most popular chiropractic pillows and how each one can benefit you in different ways.
If you are spending each night asleep with your head on a poor quality pillow, then you could be causing yourself some serious problems, especially with your back or neck. Think about it this way each night you are ideally sleeping at least eight hours. Now if the pillow you are sleeping on for those eight hours is causing your neck or back to be in an incorrect position you are causing harm to your body. Now imagine how harmful that could be over a lifetime. Below we will discuss a few different types of pillows that we have found to be helpful to all types of sleepers.
One of the most common types of pillow is what is commonly known as a cervical pillow. A cervical pillow is shaped to support the neck whilst the patient is asleep. It is shaped much differently to a standard pillow, with raised sides and centre, whilst a curved shape towards the centre holds the head in place. On first try, a lot of patients often complain about feeling uncomfortable, this is a common problem, and it can take a few nights for the patient to get used to using this kind of pillow.
Another type of chiropractic pillow is the feather pillow. Feather pillows may not be as popular as some of their counterparts, but they can offer relief from poor sleeping posture, especially for the neck, this is due to the fact that the pillow will mould itself to the shape of your head.
One popular orthopedic pillow is the water pillow. There are quite a few water pillows on the market at the moment, and these either come as pillows that you completely fill with water, or partly fill. One of the best things about these pillows is that they can be customized to meet the needs of each individual, so there is no need to buy separate pillows.
As you can see, the choice is wide and varied, but before you go out and buy a pillow, it is best that you seek the advice of a professional chiropractor or orthopedic specialist. The advice that they give should determine what kind of chiropractic pillow is best suited to your needs. And many clinics have pillows in their office that you can test to see if it feels comfortable to you.