How your pillow selection can help you recover from a Whiplash injury.

Posted by Carmen Ng on

It is interesting to note that the Mediflow Waterbase pillow was invented by the founder of our company when he suffered a painful whiplash injury in a car accident. The symptoms of whiplash injuries often include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, pain in the shoulder, lower back pain, and so on. Some victims also suffer from irritability, sleep disturbances, and fatigue.

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While experimenting with a way to ease pain and improve sleep quality after his injury, the inventor of our pillow experienced a reduction of neck pain and improved sleep quality by placing a hot water bottle under his existing pillow.  This led to the idea of creating a pillow with a water bag sewn directly into the base of the pillow.  The new pillow design performed even better as the fixed base stayed in place and provided a responsive support level for proper cervical alignment and actually responded to head movement as he slept at night.  Eventually, a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University Hospital confirmed what our founder already knew.  The Mediflow Waterbase pillow ranked best in all 5 categories tested in the clinical trial including reduced neck pain intensity and improved quality of sleep.


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If you have suffered a neck injury or experience periodic neck pain a waterbase pillow could make a difference for you as well.  By also improving the quality of sleep after a neck injury or when you are suffering from neck pain you may avoid the secondary symptoms of irritability and fatigue. To find the best neck injury pillow for you, try our build your own pillow feature, which allows you to choose the best pillow type for your specific sleep needs. 

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