Cervical pillows are special pillows that are designed to help people suffering from severe neck pain get a little relief. With a cut section in the middle and elevated sides, this helps in keeping the head and neck aligned with the spinal cord. In this way neck pain can be alleviated and it can correct posture as well. It may feel a little awkward in the start, but eventually you will get used to it.
These pillows are commonly made of foam and fiber. Foam is best for people that sleep on their side and fiber for those who sleep on their back. Like any other pillows out there, they are available in various designs, size and shape. You can even purchase a protective dust case specifically designed to fit this type of pillow, rather than using a traditional pillow case.
Water and inflatable cervical pillows are just two of the most common types of this pillow. Both pillows work perfectly in relieving neck pain since it can take any shape that body would make while sleeping but the inflatable one is preferable. It can be deflated, so you can bring it if you want to go on a trip and it is light and portable. Another popular type is the memory foam variety. This type has the shape of a cervical pillow, but it made of memory foam which both conforms perfectly to the users head, but also provides adequate support.
Always remember that despite these pillows can give relief, it's still best to refer your situation to a more knowledgeable individual, like your doctor or doctor, because they will be able to give recommendations and professional advice as to what should and should not be done. They will help you treat the root cause of the pain, rather than merely relieving this particular symptom.