For the Pain in your Neck
Physiotherapists recommend cervical pillows for neck pain
Physical therapists know that proper support for your neck while you sleep can help reduce neck pain. It can also improve the quality of your sleep and reverse the negative effects of fatigue. If you are frequently waking up with a sore neck, or having trouble getting comfortable while going to sleep, you may want to consider seeing your physiotherapist to get a cervical pillow.
The incidence of neck pain typically increases with age and is reported more often by women. The pain may also radiate into the upper back and shoulders and can sometimes be accompanied by morning headaches. Neck pain is commonly caused by trauma, such as whiplash, or disease in the discs and facet joints. It can be worsened by stress, sleep problems, certain physical activities and exposure to cold.
Water-Base Cervical Pillows Improve Neck Position
Our physical therapists have found that for many patients, adjustable water-base cervical pillows can provide improved cervical neck positioning all night long. These pillows respond to head movement and offer gentle, responsive support even if you change sleeping positions from your back to your side. They can also have the firmness levels adjusted from soft, to medium, to firm depending on the specific problem or situation. And they can play an important role as part of your recovery plan if you have recently strained your neck in an automobile accident or during a sports event.
Stop waking up to fluff and re-stuff! See a Physical Therapist
If you have neck pain that is interfering with your normal sleep, and are tired of waking up trying fluff and re-stuff your pillows, you may benefit from a water-base cervical pillow.
Call Capilano Rehab physiotherapy in Edmonton at 780- 466-1104 today for a personal appointment. One of our physical therapists will be glad to assess your neck and advise you as to whether or not a cervical pillow might help your neck pain.
Capilano Rehab physical therapists have provided state-of-the-art physical therapy, sports physiotherapy, back pain, WCB, accident, whiplash and injury rehab to clients in Edmonton for over 10 years.
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