A cervical pillow having a shoulder engaging portion, an occiput engaging portion, and a neck engaging portion therebetween. The cervical pillow provides continuous support from the shoulder portion to the occiputal portion of the user.
It is a still further object of this invention to provide a cervical pillow which provides shoulder support as well as neck and head support.It is a still further object of this invention to provide a cervical pillow which provides means to fix the pillow in a proper position so as to prevent unintentional dislodgment of the pillow during sleep.It is a still further more particular object of this invention to provide a cervical pillow which provides not only corrective support, but which permits sleep without the need for muscle tension to maintain the neck and head in a corrective position.
The cervical pillow provides corrective support when the user is in a position other than the supine position. When the user is in a side prone position, the height of the neck engaging portion permits the neck to overlie the neck engaging portion while the shoulder still engages the shoulder engaging portion to prevent dislodgment. The head in such position is still retained upon the intended occiput engaging portion.
As a specific example, a patient undergoing chiropractic care after using the cervical pillow for a period of three weeks experienced improved sleep and enhanced vigor. The patient retained proper adjustment for longer periods than when a conventional pillow was utilized.The cervical pillow of this invention may be constructed of foam rubber cut to the desired geometry. The foam rubber may be reinforced to provide enhanced rigidity. Additionally the cervical pillow may have embedded therein or a cover thereon which includes heating means to provide therapeutic heat when the pillow is in use.
It is thus seen that the cervical pillow provides corrective neck support, as well as providing continuous support from the shoulder to the occiputal portion of the head and provides a means of fixing the pillow in a position so as to prevent unintentional dislodgment during sleep. The pillow also permits sleep and corrective support without muscular tension while the neck is in its desired position.
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