Posts Tagged ‘neck pain’

Chiroflow Pillow; Simple Way to Reduce Whiplash Pain

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Water Pillow

Chiroflow

The neck pain and discomfort following an auto accident or some other form of personal injury accident can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. One of the most common issues following an incident is trying to get into a comfortable position to sleep. Duties under duress while sleeping is something that needs to be documented by the treating facility of doctor to let the at fault parties know that the accident you were in has now caused you personal issues and discomfort in more ways than just the average level of pain you deal with during the day.

On the other hand, a patient who has a more chronic condition and has difficulty sleeping because of general pain throughout their neck or back will start to calculate how long it’s been since they’ve had their current mattress. It’s usually a lot longer than the recommended timeline that can range between every 5-10 years, depending on who you ask.

Shopping for mattresses is not high on anyone’s “fun things to do today” list. Whenever a someone mentions to me that they’re going to  change their mattress to see if that helps with a physical complaint I always recommend for them to spend a few bucks on this pillow first. Generally it ends up saving them a lot of money because it quickly solves the problem. Chiroflow Pillow has been an amazing resource for many patients over the past 15 years.

Chiroflow is a water based pillow that you fill up to your comfort level (soft, medium or firm), seal the container and let it do it’s magic. It’s been proven to reduce neck pain, general body aches and provide better sleep quality as well. It works because the fluid inside the pillow is contained in a bladder that supports the weight of your head and neck no matter what position you’re lying in. It’s really that simple. Being able to maintain a quality sleeping position during the entire sleeping cycle, even if you toss and turn like me, really helps restfulness and reduce pain.

The benefits of sleeping comfortably do more than just relieve neck pain. When the natural curvature of the neck is supported it makes sleeping on your back more comfortable and this allows the body to utilize the part of the nervous system that takes over functions in the body when it’s at rest. This is called the parasympathetic nervous system or also known as “rest and digest”.

Patients have experienced many benefits from using this type of neck pillow and wake up feeling refreshed and with reduced levels of not only neck pain but also decreased low back pain. If you are planning to shop for a new mattress trying a water pillow may be the first step and save you a lot of time and money.

Can Slumped Shoulders Cause Jaw Pain?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

I want to introduce you to a common problem called Upper Cross Syndrome or UCS. Upper cross syndrome is a chronic issue that generally  takes years to develop. However, once symptoms arise they can cause problems and be very symptomatic,  ultimately leading you to contact your local chiropractor for help.

Headaches, neck pain and jaw pain are often related to misalignments or subluxation in the cervical spine.  If you’ve been reading  post on this site you can recall that subluxations occur when certain muscles attached to the individual segments of the spine (vertebrae), tighten and can move those segments away from their normal position. This in turn causes negative effects that go beyond the general area in question.

Inflammation will begin around the nervous tissue and the nerves function less than optimally and decrease communication signals needed from the spinal cord to their desired location in the body.

 

headaches, neck pain, jaw pain

headaches, neck pain, jaw pain

If you have UCS you will notice that if you look at yourself in the mirror from the side, your head is forward and your shoulders are rounded towards the front of your body and your chest is somewhat slumped inwards. This type of posture is due to the muscle imbalances in the upper body responsible for keeping you upright and stable while walking around. When you do begin your treatment plan make sure that certain things are being addressed to help you overcome and correct this issue as fast as possible.

Spinal adjustments and postural exercises are the most effective way to restore proper balance in the areas affected by the long term onset of UCS. Over the next few weeks continue to read these post as I share the best ways you can begin working on UCS to reduce the symptoms you have dealt with.