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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pillow Support (Definition)

Sleep positions: Generally, pregnant women find it much more comfortable to sleep on their side once they are further along in their pregnancy. This helps to take pressure off your back and also helps to relieve pressure from your uterus on the main vein that brings the blood back to the heart from your legs and your feet. Consider putting a pillow between your legs and under ...Read more


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Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump.on back?where should i use the support pillows?

Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump.on back?where  should i use the support pillows?

I can't help you: with pillows or their placement, but if you are having issues with posture, spine alignment, etc. I recommend that you take up yoga. Very helpful in reinforcing good posture, strengthening your core and counteracting effects from slouching, bad posture using computer, watching tv, etc. ...Read more

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If I wake up with neck aches, is my pillow support to blame?

If I wake up with neck aches, is my pillow support to blame?

Can Be: Pillow support and bed support is very important for a good sleep. Sleep is most important. Try different pillows or go to sleep number and try their pillows. ...Read more

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At what age my baby need to sleep on pillow and neck support?

At what age my baby need to sleep on pillow and neck support?

2 years or older: Your baby should not sleep on a pillow until older than 2 years for safety. Should be sleeping safely on his back without loose fitting bedsheets, blankets or pillows. ...Read more

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What is the best pillow to use when you have neck support issues?

What is the best pillow to use when you have neck support issues?

Pillow support: You can actually go to a pillow store around you. I think there is one in monroe you can try out certain pillows and see what works the best for you. Everyone's needs are different. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sit up my 2month old? Like on the couch with pillows to support her?

Is it okay to sit up my 2month old? Like on the couch with pillows to support her?

Not really: 2 month olds have partial head control and may not be able to support the weight of the head. May lead to neck sprain and constant crying. So, propping up with pillows is not recommended. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i sprained my neck almost two months ago and i've experiencedlong. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?

What do you advise if i sprained my neck almost two months ago and i've experiencedlong. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?

See Spine Specialist: Often it takes more than one epidural injection to help with pain. Also you could be having pain from your facet joints so consider evaluating these as sources for your pain and treatment options such as facet joint injections or radiofrequency ablation. Lastly although not covered by insurance stem cell therapies have been helpful in healing tissues as well. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of lumbar support pillow to be used with home sofas?

What is the best brand of lumbar support pillow to be used with home sofas?

There are many: The most simple of support pillows can be of help providing they give you the support your back needs. Work with your chiropractor or physical therapist to find the one that works for you. You cannot just buy something like that online in my opinion. You need to try it and make sure it is comfortable for you and gives you the support you need. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I support my 7w daughter with a pillow or blanket under her chest while on tummy time? When flat on belly she has a hard time lifting.

Is it okay if I support my 7w daughter with a pillow or blanket under her chest while on tummy time?  When flat on belly she has a hard time lifting.

Tummy Time.: You don't need to prop her up. Here are some suggested activites from Healthychildren.org: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/The-Importance-of-Tummy-Time.aspx Have fun! ...Read more

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I can't get comfortable in bed. Do I need a special mattress or pillow?

I can't get comfortable in bed. Do I need a special mattress or pillow?

Good question: The answer should be easy but differs from person to person. You might need to try several products to find what works for you. Some people sleep on the side with a small pillow between their legs. Others buy a long pillow to place along their back. Others try different types of pillows. Buying a bed is a big expense but might be needed if other approaches do not work. ...Read more

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A small dark spider was on a pillow that can't be washed! Can I touch it without getting venom poison? I killed the spider, not sure what kind it was!

A small dark spider was on a pillow that can't be washed! Can I touch it without getting venom poison? I killed the spider, not sure what kind it was!

Yes: One can touch a dead spider. One can touch a pillow that the dead spider touched. One can even sleep on the pillow the dead spider touched, and not even have to worry about the dead spider's friends. Ants are a bit different, as they follow their friends' trails. If a squashed ant left a trail leading to a sugar droplet, his friends may hike down that same trail, not knowing the fate of ant #1. ...Read more

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What is a cervical pillow?

What is a cervical pillow?

Contoured: A pillow which is contoured to the neck and gives support. ...Read more

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Are pillows bad for your neck?

Let me help: You need a pillow to support your head. If not, your neck will be straining all night. I guess if you feel more comfortable without one, than fine, but it's probably a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is pillow necessary for infants?

Is pillow necessary for infants?

Pillows unsafe: Pillows are unsafe for infants as there is a suffocation risk. If the head of your baby's crib needs elevation wedges should be placed under the mattress. Also important to avoid the crib bumpers as they are also unsafe. Important to place baby to sleep on his/her back to reduce risk of sudden infant death. ...Read more

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How will a nursing pillow help me?

How will a nursing pillow help me?

Keeps baby close: The nursing pillow was a life-saver for me (especially after my c-sections and i could not hold my baby upright for nursing). I used a "boppy" pillow and it really helped to maintain my baby in a good position that was helpful for successful nursing. ...Read more

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Can i put pillow for my 11months babies?

Can i put pillow for my 11months babies?

Not yet: Some babies still do not have adequate muscle/neck strength, and a conventional pillow may add to the (low-yet still possible) risk of a suffocating injury. There are wedge pillows specifically designed for infants that are acceptable. Best wishes. ...Read more