4 Pillows for Neck Surgery Recovery

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 27, 2015

pillows for neck pain

Though we sleep on them every night, we don’t think about our pillows too often. Many people assume that a pillow is just a pillow and that they are all essentially the same. However, pillows come in many forms, and not all are created equally. A good pillow is especially important when you are trying to sleep well during a recovery from neck surgery. This article will expound on the best and worst types of pillows for patients recovering from a minimally invasive neck surgery.

Feather Pillows

Feather pillows are probably the most common type of pillows on the market. These pillows provide good support at a reasonable price. They are likely to be the most cost effective, and are a good option for patients working with a strict budget.

Down Pillows

Down pillows are filled with goose down. These are luxury pillows that can be quite costly. Compared to feather pillows, down is quite soft and does not provide nearly as much support. If you prefer more of a firm feel to your pillow, this is not the best option.

Memory Foam Pillows

Rather than feathers, memory foam pillows are composed of a foam substance that conforms to your head and neck while you sleep. They are designed to reduce pressure points that commonly cause a person to toss and turn at night. Memory foam pillows come in many different forms – some are cheap in cost and quality, while others are well made and will last you a long time.

Neck Pillow

A neck pillow contains an inflatable baffle that allows a person to adjust the height and firmness of their pillow to fit their needs. These are commonly used by patients with neck pain as they are specifically designed to support the cervical spine in a way that most other pillows are not.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to your comfort. Choose a pillow that provides you with sufficient support and comfort during your recovery. Consult your surgeon before or after your procedure to see if they have any recommendations for pillows that will help you through your recovery period.

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