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Top 3 Wedge Pillows For Back Pain And Instant Relief
There appears to be such a variety of bed pillows available these days all designed to relieved back pain and improve body alignment. It is not surprising that manufacturers are designing various orthopedic pillows to help people sit and lie in the correct position so they can relieve back pain and get a good night’s sleep.
In this article I will be reviewing some wedge pillows and looking at their benefits.
What is a wedge pillow for
Wedge pillows are specially designed firm pillows in the shape of a triangle that place the body in a diagonal position on the bed. The pillows are similar to how a recliner chair would position the body. Two-piece wedge cushion sets place the upper body in a raised position and also position the legs in the correct alignment.(1.)
People suffering from chronic back pain or recovering from back surgery often find pain relief using wedge pillows in bed. Wedge pillows also help relieve acid reflux symptoms and congestion because the wedge pillow keeps the upper body elevated.(2.)
Best Wedge Pillows For Back Pain And Instant Relief –
My No.1 Pick Wedge Pillow To Relieve Back Pain –
Although, there were a number of similar wedge pillows of high quality to review, the InteVision Foam Wedge Pillow got my No.1 vote because of its quality, price and customer trust. This wedge pillow is a best seller with many satisfied users happy with their purchase.
It is also one of the better value wedge pillows available and I believe you get a great quality product for the reasonable price. What I really like about the InteVison wedge pillow design is the two layered approach consisting of a firm foam base for added support and a soft memory foam layer on top for that added comfort.
The wedge pillow is great for those finding it difficult to lie down fully and sleep due to neck or back pain, congestion or acid reflux. The pillow also comes with a pillow case that can be removed and washed to keep it fresh.
- Good value
- Best seller
- Firm foam base
- Comfortable memory foam top layer
- Machine washable cover
- May have slight smell in the beginning, therefore you should air the pillow once unpacked.
The Best Wedge Pillow For Leg Elevation To Relieve Back Pain –
Sometimes with back pain it is better to elevate your legs than elevate your upper body to relieve the pain. Makeshift elevation blocks by stuffing several pillows under the legs just doesn’t work.
However, specially designed wedge pillows for leg elevation are perfect tools for doing the job. Just like the wedge pillow in the review above, this pillow is made by InteVision using a firm foam base and soft memory foam top.
I love memory foam and is great for this product because of how comfortable it is for resting legs on top of it. The beauty of elevating your legs for back pain is that the elevated legs allow the spinal cord to relax, taking all the pressure off your lower back. These pillows are also fantastic for blood circulation, especially for people that have had leg surgery.
My mother had a knee replacement a year ago and a leg wedge pillow was essential for reducing the amount of blood flow to the knee, relieving pressure and pain. As with the InteVision back wedge pillow, this pillow comes with a machine washable cover to keep fresh.
For a good value, effective leg elevating wedge pillow, I highly recommend the InteVision Ortho Bed Wedge to relax the spine, relieve back pain and reduce blood pressure to leg injuries.
- Good value
- Firm foam base
- Soft memory foam top
- Machine washable cover
- Memory foam odor in the beginning. Needs to be aired once taken out of packaging
Best Wedge Pillow Set For Back Pain Relief –
The Avana Kind Bed Comfort System is the ultimate wedge pillow set for comfort and support. Not only will this set give you proper support for upper and lower body alignment to relieve back pain but it will also provide a luxury relaxing bed set ideal for those having to spend extended periods of time in bed.
The set comes with 4 pieces that individually work together to help bolster the body and keep the body in an ideal shape for reading, relaxing or watching TV. I love the fact that the system is designed to provide support for the neck, lumbar area and the knee area, keeping the body in the correct alignment and relieving pressure from these often painful areas.
All the pieces are made with a firm urethane foam that have an inch layer of soft memory foam on top. The pieces come in soft velvety covers that are machine washable and add that added bit of luxury to the wedge set.
If you are confined to bed and would like some added support for back pain relief or you would like to enjoy a really comfortable support system that keeps your body in a natural alignment then I recommend the Avana Kind Bed Comfort System for you.
- Luxurious comfort
- Solid and supportive
- 4 pieces for overall body alignment and support
- Machine washable velvety covers
- Made in the USA
- Overall a little pricey (however this is a 4 piece set and not just one wedge pillow)
Wedge pillows for back pain are another tool to help back pain sufferers and people confined to bed for long periods of time to find relief and comfort while lying or sleeping in bed. They not only provide comfort and relief from back pain but also help symptoms of acid reflux, blood circulation and breathing problems.
If you are suffering from lower back pain you may also be interested in an article I wrote on the best lumbar pillows for back pain relief.