I’m Dr. Mario Tomaino from Shephard Chiropractic Clinic, I’m talking to you today about a cervical curve and the purpose of the cervical curve and the importance of it. We have three curves throughout their spine, and they’re all basically for weight distribution.
The curve in your neck is called the cervical lordosis. It is the most commonly injured and exposed area because of the weight of the head and how common whiplash and head injuries are. When there is a whiplash injury, the tissues around the neck are injured, allowing that curve to strain. Now that could happen from one trauma. It could also happen over a period of time. For example, working at a desk for a long period of time.
What we use here at the clinic is a product named Cervipedic Neck Support Pillow. It is a curved pillow that cradles the head also has an air bladder inside to help support the curve. As patients progress in their treatment, we have the, the air bladder inflate more and more to give more support, more stability throughout the course of care. We recommend that people use this for about 12 to 15 minutes every night to re-establish some of the integrity of the ligaments, as well as relieve some of the muscle spasms.
We’ll go ahead and we’ll demonstrate how we use this with the pillow straddle behind your neck here and go ahead and mind them.
Okay. So you can see the contour curve throughout the the support allows the neck to sit back and the head to, to rest back and cradle in this blue section here of the of the support. There’s also the air bladder here where we can pump it up, pump up the air bladder to give additional support and further increase that curve.