Cervical Neck Pillows

If you’re grappling with neck and back pain, stiffness, or tension headaches, the solution might lie in choosing the right pillow.
Specially crafted to provide support to your neck and maintain proper spinal alignment during sleep, cervical neck pillows are available in various styles tailored to different sleeping preferences and body shapes.
Our experts can guide you in selecting the optimal pillow for your needs. This is crucial, as an ill-fitting pillow can exacerbate neck pain rather than alleviate it.


Cervical neck pillows prove beneficial for chronic neck pain and a spectrum of related issues, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Snoring
  • Whiplash
  • Stiff Neck
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Neck Strains
  • Poor Posture
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Tension headaches
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Military neck (flat neck syndrome or cervical kyphosis)

These pillows are particularly advantageous during recovery from various neck injuries and, by correcting neck positioning, can enhance breathing, contributing to the alleviation of snoring or sleep apnea symptoms.

How do Cervical Neck Pillows work?

Cervical neck pillows function by offering optimal support to maintain the natural position of your neck and spine. Typically featuring a contoured shape with higher support for the neck area than the head, many also incorporate grooves or specific shapes to minimize rotation and keep your head correctly positioned during sleep.

Beyond their therapeutic benefits, cervical support pillows ensure a good night’s sleep, contributing to the healing process and alleviating neck pain.

Types of Cervical Neck Pillows

Neck Support Pillows

Most standard cervical support pillows can provide extra support no matter if you are lying on your side or back. To accomplish this, they usually have different levels of thickness: a thinner center for back sleeping and thicker sides for side sleeping. As a result, these pillows can keep your neck in the proper position as you switch back and forth between sleeping positions.

Neck Support Pillows for side sleepers

Neck pillows designed for side-sleepers are thicker than ones for back or stomach sleepers because there’s more space between your head and the mattress when you’re in that position.

Neck Support Pillows for stomach sleepers

Neck pillows designed for stomach sleepers are typically thin and flat but have curved edges to help reduce rotation of the head and neck.

Sleeping on your stomach is not the best position for your neck, but if you have been a stomach sleeper for a long time, you might find it very difficult to change that habit. In that case, a pillow designed for stomach sleepers can provide improved neck support.


Cost and Coverage

Like most of our medical devices, our cervical neck pillows are covered by extended health plans. So whether you have coverage through your auto insurance or an employer, you can probably get a neck pillow for little to no cost to you. If you don’t think you’re covered, give us a call and we can help. Our products and services are available at competitive rates, call us or schedule a consultation.

Activa Clinics is the perfect place to find the right cervical neck pillow. And remember, we can offer a lot more than that to help with your neck pain. That includes treatments ranging from physiotherapy and chiropractic to acupuncture and neck bracing.

So when you’re ready to take the first step towards living pain-free, get in touch or drop on in. We have five clinic locations that serve communities including Mississauga, HamiltonBrampton, Kitchener, and Scarborough.