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Choosing a Pillow for Neck Symptoms

For an individual with neck pain, the hardships that come with a deep sleep are not unusual, however, choosing a proper pillow can help ease the symptoms of neck pain. The only requirement is, taking careful considerations of your own sleeping habits to purchase a pillow that will benefit your overall health in the long run.

There are numerous varieties of pillows to choose from but beforehand, you must first determine the primary position you sleep in. Pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and firmness, and, depending on your sleeping position, some pillows can support the head and neck more comfortably than others. When shopping for a new pillow, consider the following tips and avoid settling for an improper pillow choice.

First, before selecting a new pillow, make sure to consult your chiropractor for suggestions. Chiropractors understand the cause of neck pain better than many and they may give you valuable information and recommendations on which type of pillow would be most beneficial for your sleeping posture and source of neck symptoms.

Then, consider doing some research in terms of a pillow’s filling before purchasing one. Pillows are filled with a variety of material which is also important when considering which type of pillow will be the best choice for you. 

Also, it’s important to consider the size of the pillow. Pillows typically range between 4 to 6 inches in height in order to help relieve pressure points around the neck and shoulders. Pillows which tend to be thicker or flatter then the average height are most often improper choices for the majority of people. An individuals size in relation to their pillow should also be considered. 

The function of a pillow is to provide comfort and support as well as hold the neck in a neutral position while sleeping. If your current pillow is not doing this for you, it could be one source for your neck pain.

Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C.,C.C.S.T’s insight:

Neck pain is a common symptom many people experience that can affect their sleep. During those nights when the painful neck symptoms flare up, getting a full night’s rest can be nearly impossible, leaving a person feeling tired and completely unprepared to face the day. In addition, an individual’s sleeping position can further aggravate their neck pain. But, choosing a proper pillow by following several tips can help relieve neck pain symptoms. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

Symptoms of neck pain can often be a result of an injury or possible underlying condition. Although finding a proper pillow may allow an individual to experience relief from their neck pain when sleeping through the night, it’s essential to first seek immediate medical attention to diagnose and determine any possible cervical spine complications. Addressing your symptoms with a chiropractor and following chiropractic care along with finding the right pillow to sleep in can ultimately help improve your neck problems and restore your full nights of rest.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez

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