Trauma to the Cervical Spine

TRAUMA TO THE CERVICAL SPINE If you experience cervical spine trauma, you need to use a custom made organic pillow to provide ample support to the injured area.  The cervical spine’s midsection is composed of C3, C4, and C5, which are found near the base of your neck. Trauma to this part of the spinal column is considered the most severe of all injuries to the spinal cord because it is nearest to the brain. If it is injured, it causes more damage to the central nervous system. Once the trauma to the cervical spine is treated, you need to consider making some changes in your sleeping arrangements. This means that you need to have a custom made organic pillow to provide stable cervical support as you slumber. Symptoms and Causes Below are the symptoms of injuries to the cervical spine:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back or interscapular pain
  • Limited ROM (range of motion)
  • Tenderness of the neck
  • Dysphagia and retropharyngeal swelling
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Blurring of vision
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Need for a ventilator
  • Weakness of the extremities (legs and arms)

These are the known causes of trauma to the cervical spine:

  • Sports activities
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Violence
  • Falls

These abrupt and forceful occurrences bring about twisting and damage on the cervical spine. The trauma only lasts for a quick millisecond, but the cervical ligaments rupture and the cervical bones crack. Neck trauma causes fractures, which could also damage neurological structures including the spinal cord. Oftentimes, cervical injuries are permanent and irreversible. How a Custom Made Organic Latex Pillow Helps Even if corrected, trauma to the cervical spine (C3 to C5) is irreversible. Healthcare if more focused on preventing further damage to the area, so that the patient can still function properly. After surgery, medications, and physical therapy, the patient should go home and try to resume daily activities while healing. A major part of the healing process is maintaining proper alignment of the cervical spine while sleeping. A custom made organic pillow can provide the right support as the patient sleeps. This type of pillow understands your neck and upper back curvatures resulting in a strain-free slumber and a pain-free morning. Talk to your doctor about getting a special pillow to help with your recovery from your cervical spine trauma. Discuss which custom made organic pillow you want to have in your bed to help make your recovery a lot quicker and your health a lot better.  

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