Our line of neck cervical rolls and traction cushions & bolsters includes rolls designed for cervical and spine support as well as rolls that can be tucked under the knees, back and ankles to enhance a comfortable sleeping position. Wedges, pelvic supports and massage cushions are also available.
Roll supports are a way to support your cervical spine or neck. This region of your body can develop painful conditions, such as pinched nerves, muscle strains, and tense ligaments. If you have poor posture, the neck roll offers pain relief. Your physical therapist may also recommend these cervical neck roll pillows because they support your neck, knees, or hips after an injury.
What Cervical Neck Roll Pillows Are
Cervical neck roll pillows are small, cylindrical pillows. It's soft and supportive. They're designed to fit into the curve of your neck, but they can also support the curve of your lower back, knees, armpits, elbows, or hips.
How Cervical Pillows Help With Neck Pain
A lot of neck pain is associated with strain and stress on the soft tissues that support the spine. The neck roll pillows offer direct and customized support to these areas. They relieve the pressure from the sore soft tissues and directly support the vertebrae while restoring the normal curvature of the cervical spine.
The pillows in our catalog come in a range of support levels so that you can get exactly what you need for pain relief and recovery from a spine or upper-body injury.
What Neck Roll Pillows Are Made From
A neck roll pillow can be made from a variety of materials:
Buckwheat: This is a type of grain that grows well without any chemicals. Buckwheat neck roll pillows are breathable, supportive, and free of plastics.
Polyester Fiberfill: This is a good option if you like soft pillows. It is made of a synthetic fiber, often found in stuffed animals.
Memory Foam: Consisting mainly of low-resistance polyurethane foam (LRPu), this material forms to your unique skeletal structure and gives you customized support without having to add or remove filling.
Inflatable: These pillows are similar to an inflatable armband for swimming. You pump in as much air as you prefer, and you can add or let out air at any time. This is a good option if you're traveling. You can deflate the pillow while in transit and refill it when you're at your destination.
Benefits of Using a Cervical Neck Roll Pillow
Neck roll pillows offer heating and cooling functions, which can reduce inflammation and painful areas deep in your soft tissue. They provide direct support to your cervical spine, which keeps your vertebrae in proper alignment. If you suffer from neck pain, headaches, or shoulder strain, using one of these pillows might alleviate your symptoms.
There aren't any side effects developed from using a neck roll pillow, so this is a great alternative to prescription drugs. You can combine its support with stretching and strengthening exercises recommended by your physical therapist and anti-inflammatory medications recommended by your doctor. The pillows offer hypoallergenic filling material and have removable covers for easy laundering.
Some Additional Uses of Neck Roll Pillows
In addition to using a neck roll pillow while seated, you can also use it as a bed pillow. If you knit, embroider or hand sew, the roll pillow can support your arm at the armpit or elbow.
They also make for a great underarm support for side sleepers, or put your neck roll pillow under your regular bed pillow for extra support.
Use it as a yoga bolster or armrest while working on your laptop. Since they’re portable, you can also take the cervical pillow with you on a plane, train, or boat.