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Best Pillows for Neck Pain of 2023

US News reports on the best pillows for neck pain featuring Carlo Milani, MD, MBA, physiatrist  at HSS. 

Neck pain can make it challenging to get a good night’s rest. Whether you’re a side sleeper, back sleeper, or stomach sleeper, the pillow you use could be the difference between waking up with a sore neck and sleeping comfortably. Finding a sleeping position to ease neck pain means having the cervical spine, aka your neck area, in the best neutral position with the thoracic spine, or your middle section, in the lumbar spine, or your lower back section, explained Dr. Milani. 

The way you achieve support for the right spinal position depends on your body size and sleeping position. Choosing a pillow that’s too high or too low could cause stiffness, pain, or even muscle spasms. Fortunately, pillows aimed at addressing neck pain come in a variety of shapes and heights. Most are made from memory foam or latex. There’s no one-size-fits-all pillow for neck pain, so the best pillow is the one that allows you to stay at the right angle to avoid strain.

Read the full article at usnews.com.