February 25, 2011 — There is no one pillow that is appropriate for every patient. There is a significant difference between pillows that are purely for comfort versus pillows that provide support and corrective properties. Now chiropractors can see — feel — for themselves and qualify for a free pillow by answering the short survey found at http://coreproducts.com/freepillow/.
The neck is vulnerable — containing the jugular vein, throat, spinal cord, and carotid artery. It lacks protection compared to other parts of the body — like the torso. Injuries can take place anywhere. Poor sleeping habits can plague the soft neck tissue. Proper precautions to protect the neck go a long way. And many health professionals will recommend orthopedic pillows, designed with orthopedic guidelines in mind for proper alignment during sleep.
Sizes and firmness vary; choosing the right orthopedic pillow will depend on personal preferences and preferred sleeping position. All pillows are not created equal. No one pillow — especially comfort pillows that offer no support, such as most water pillows — are the right option for every patient. Chiropractors should strongly consider offering an array of sleeping pillow options, including various sizes of cervical support pillows.
Core Products International Inc. was founded in 1988 with the idea that therapeutic products should be comfortable to wear and use. It all started with Phil Mattison’s sore neck, which drove him to see a chiropractor. Upon learning his discomfort stemmed from an improper sleeping position, Mattison worked with his chiropractor to develop a new kind of spinal-support pillow.
The result was the Wave Comfort Pillow, an innovative therapeutic foam pillow with waved edges for added comfort. Over the next few years, Mattison evolved the Wave design into a fiber cervical pillow called the Tri-Core. This is the pillow being offered free of charge to healthcare professionals filling out the short survey.
Source: Core Products, www.coreproducts.com