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CervAlign Cervical Pillow

The CervAlign pillow is designed to match the curve in your neck, thus giving your head proper support.

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Regular Price: $51.20

Special Price: $43.52

CervAlign Cervical Pillow
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Cerv-Align® Orthopedic Pillow Provides Proper Alignment of the Spine

The uniquely curved neck lobe of the Cerv-Align Pillow provides excellent support, placing your neck in the appropriate position for cervical correction. The Cerv-Align also functions well as a conventional pillow by simply rotating the support lobe away from the neck. The larger section gently cradles your head with down-like comfort. Use this side of the pillow to help adjust to sleeping on the cervical lobe.

Maximize Your Comfort and Support

Available in three lobe sizes, this versatile pillow provides both comfort and support. Recommended for back and side sleeping. Covered with high quality, 230 thread count cotton fabric for maximum comfort and durability. The Cerv-Align’s patented pillow fitting system ensures a proper fit for any body type. (Find our Cerv-Align fitting guide and instructions online at Fits a standard pillowcase. 24”x 16” (61cm x 41cm) 

Patent #6,471,661

Item Description

FIB265 Cerv-Align Orthopedic Pillow - 5” Lobe

FIB266 Cerv-Align Orthopedic Pillow - 6” Lobe

FIB267 Cerv-Align Orthopedic Pillow - 7” Lobe

Download the CervAlign Sizing Guide 

Orthopedic Pillow Uses

Natural placement of the head and neck, accomplished with the many different styles and shapes of Core cervical pillows, can help relieve intense pain by providing natural and correct posturing in supine (back) and side-sleeping positions. 

Cervical support pillows are used when a cervical hypolordosis (less than normal curvature of the spine) exists, to prevent hypolordosis, or when cervical spasms or strains occur.  These pillows are orthotic devices (apparatus used to align or support) used to help relieve spasms, remove minor tensions and maintain or resume the natural cervical lordotic curve while at rest. 

By providing proper neck support, cervical pillows can help with:

  • Neck muscle and joint strains and sprains
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Morning hand stiffness and swelling
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Stiffness
  • Snoring  (in some cases)

Therapeutic Types of Pillows:

1.   Accommodate/Displacement Pillows:  Helps relieve pain or discomfort by conforming to and stabilizing an existing condition. Relieves pain or discomfort by conforming to and stabilizing a new or existing injury or condition. Provides comfort, but does little to correct the condition. Typically for short-term use.  When a neck injury or condition is acute (serious or to an intense degree, like whiplash or a significant sprain or strain), the healthcare provider’s goal is to relieve a patient's pain and discomfort before beginning treatment. What's needed is to stabilize and accommodate the condition before moving forward. The same is true for other neck injuries or at the onset of many common problems which affect the head and neck.  Accommodation/Displacement pillows work well at this stage because they conform to the condition and provide immediate comfort.

Examples:  Core Deluxe Water Pillow; Core Memory Foam Pillow

2.  Orthopedic Support Pillows:  Support pillows are designed to help a. correct  and  b. maintain  proper cervical posture/alignment while sleeping by providing the right amount of resistive feedback into the cervical & upper thoracic musculature. 

Special Note: Support type pillows are orthotic devices (like a custom orthotic in your shoe) and therefore may take time to get accustomed to.  Healthcare providers should give patients proper education regarding the time needed for training the musculature in accepting the pillow.  Although some people can react positively to this type of pillow immediately, others may take up to 2 weeks of gradual increased use through the night.  Patient should use pillow to waking tolerance and then switch to previous pillow for the rest of the night.  Each successive night, patient should increase time support pillow is used through the night.

Examples:  Tri-Core Standard; Tri-Core Gentle; Double Core & Double Core Select Pillows

A.  Correct:  Helps eliminate symptoms by treating the cause of the condition.  Helps correct the cause of pain, supports treatment to regain proper function. At this stage, orthopedic pillows are often prescribed to assist in correcting the diagnosed condition and to help the patient regain proper function. Allows tissue to heal functionally. Prepares for the maintenance stage. Corrective pillows can help alleviate headaches; neck muscle and joint strains, arthritis and whiplash discomfort and help restore proper nerve function. Supportive pillows are used in this stage of care.

B.  Maintain:  Ensures continued good health by helping sustain the body in its proper, natural posture.  Complements care to help prevent recurrence/progression. Pillows selected for the Maintain Stage should ensure continued good health by providing proper positioning and helping preserve the natural curvature of the neck and spine. For ideal maintenance, the pillow should provide maximum support and comfort. In fact, most people discover that once the normal curvature of the neck is restored, they crave the comfort of maximum support - the reason supportive pillows have grown more popular. Supportive pillows are used in this stage of care.

3.  Combination Pillows: Combination pillows have a quality or an adjustability that allows the healthcare provider and the user to use the pillow though treatment.  The pillow has properties that give an accommodative/displacement function and a supportive function. 

Examples: Cervalign; “Core Deluxe Water Pillow; Core Memory Plus;  

Differences in Pillow Materials

A.  Fiber:  Allows for comfort and support.  High quality fiber is blown to exact specification to insure uniform distribution and pillow weight.

  • Originally used to emulate features of natural down pillows & used in comfort for accommodation.
  • Advances in fiber have resulted in great ability to comfort & support.
  • Core Pillows use conjugated fiber which acts like a spring. 
  • During manufacturing, high pressure will link fibers together & different resiliency levels can be created in the pillow.  This process helps fiber stay in place and resists migration, yielding consistent support as fiber generally has amorphous tendencies and can clump or rat tail during cleaning.
  • Foam can offer the most consistent support but Fiber currently can offer almost as much but with more comfort.
  • Fiber material is available in wide array of sizes, shapes & coatings.
  • Has ability to perform as either a semi-solid or semi-fluid.
  • Has natural flame retardance & durability.

B.  Polyurethane Foam:  Has memory to return to original shape.  All of the foam used can be classified by two measurements: 1.  Density and 2. Indent Load Deflection (ILD). Foam pillows have been around for quite some time.  Over the years it has been cut and shaped to provide support and/or correction.  **General considered the most supportive pillow material with the longest lifespan of use.  

  • Availability in immense variety of densities, firmness.
  • Excellent resiliency & shape retention

Density: It is often thought that density is a measure of firmness or softness.  Actually, Density is merely the weight (in pounds) of a cubic foot of foam.  While density does not indicate resiliency, it is an important value in classifying foam products as it is a very good indicator of the product’s quality.

  • Density simply represents how much a specific volume of foam weighs.  
  • Density indicates the durability or predicted life of the foam.  The higher the density the Longer the life.
  • Polyurethane foam has good machineability, washability & durability.
  • Foam in Core’s products is precision cut, open cell, polyurethane or memory foam.  This allows for longer life compared to molded products. 

Firmness:  Two terms used to express this measurement (a.) Indent Load Deflection or (b.) Indent Force Deflection.  Measurement is an indication of how much force is required to compress a cubic foot of foam to half its original height.  Foam pillows are measured in this way.  (Density does not mean firm!)

Special Note: Polyurethane foam is a flammable substance. Polyurethane foam will also discolor (yellow) which is a natural process. Polyurethane foam will also release an odor for a short period of time in a process called “off-gassing.”  This is a natural process and will dissipate over time. 

C.  Viscoelastic or “Memory” Foam:  A secondary type of foam that is very popular as it has a high density and viscosity and works well for very acute conditions or conditions that are not correctable.

  • Viscoelastic or Memory foam is extremely temperature & pressure sensitive.
  • It has virtually no resiliency (firmness) characteristics & used in comfort products that conform to spatial attributes.
  • Memory Foam pillows are an accommodative style pillow.
  • Offers little to no cervical feedback or support.
  • Conforms to existing cervical conditions.
  • Works well for very acute conditions or conditions that are not correctable. 
  • May also discolor (yellow) which is a natural process. 
  • May also release an odor for a short period of time in a process called “off-gassing.”  This is a natural process and will dissipate over time. 

D.  Water:   Pillow type that contains a bladder and is usually used within a fiber style pillow.

  • Allows for adjustability through multiple treatment stages. 
  • Pillow weight and thickness is dictated on amount of water filled.   

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Additional Information

Detailed SKUs FIB-264, FIB-265, FIB-266, FIB-267
Pain Solution Back, Headaches, Neck
Care Instructions

Hand Washing and Drying:

  1. Soak in warm water using mild detergent.
  2. Continue to press or flush water through until clean.
  3. Press out any excess water.
  4. Rinse in clear water removing detergent and soil.
  5. Press out excess water and drip dry flat. Do not hang or filling will settle.
  6. Refluff when thoroughly dry (punching on diagonals).
Material Pillow: Fiber, Cover: 230 thread-count
Dimensions 24"x16"

Customer Reviews

* 5" CerAlign Cevical Pillow Review by Gayle(Posted on 10/17/15)

This is a GREAT pillow, but it does not hold up over time. The neck roll 'flattens down' after 3 to 6 months. Be aware that you will probably need to buy 2 to 3 of these pillows per year in order for your neck to get the needed support it will need.

* I would suggest that the neck roll be re-constructed and manufactured to be made of a firmer, longer lasting material.

The (4") is very small Review by Gayle(Posted on 10/17/15)

The 4" pillow is too small for an adult, and does not give enough support.
It may be appropriate for a child?
I returned it for a 5" pillow.

Great Review by KS(Posted on 7/28/15)

Decided to try this pillow along with my usual, wanted something that had the support for my neck and the softness of a regular pillow. Took a few nights to get used to it but very comfy.

OK Review by Jamie(Posted on 3/5/15)

I used the tool to size the pillow. I liked it at first more than I have liked it over time. The pillow part seems to be getting flat, but the roll part hasn't budged. I feel there is room for improvement on the cervical roll aspect. I find it too firm for me and I'm tending to use the pillow upside down more often than not lately to avoid laying on the cervical roll. I love the concept of the pillow.

See below Review by Mjs(Posted on 10/5/14)

The pillow part is very comfortable but the roll part is too stuffed that it presses too hard on my neck... If the roll was not as round and tight it may be better...

Not a Supportive Pillow Review by jbelle(Posted on 6/23/14)

I was hoping this pillow would work out for me, but it did not. I found the neck roll area did not have enough height to support my neck while sleeping on my back and sides. I woke up every morning feeling bent out of shape. I am about 5 feet tall. Usually, I find neck pillows to be too thick for my neck and this pillow was definitely too low. I think if neck roll area was 1/2" to 3/4" higher, this pillow would have been a keeper.

Comment from Core Products:

Thank you for your purchase. Please note that the CervAlign is a sized pillow and you may need a larger sized support lobe. One of our most important guarantees to you, is your complete satisfaction with the purchase of our products. Please contact customer service at (877) 249-1251 and we can exchange this pillow for a pillow with a thicker neck support lobe.

Great Pillow Review by Chuck(Posted on 6/3/13)

I Personally like this pillow because when sleeping on my back I use the neck support to keep my spine aligned which helps prevent neck pain. When I flip over on my stomach, I flip the pillow arounf and use the top of it like a normal pillow. I've had it for about a year and it's holding up well. Seems very well made and comfortable. It's the best of both worlds, support when I want it, and a "normal" soft comfortable pillow when I don't need support. Good product. Thanks.

Best pillow I've ever had Review by GG(Posted on 7/16/12)

I sleep on my side and sometimes on my back. I also need the right neck support so my back doesn't hurt. I'm also someone who worries about wrinkles forming on my face from pillows pushing too hard against my cheek. I've had this pillow for over two years and have had no complaints. With the pillow's circular indent, It's soft enough to cradle my head so my cheeks aren't pushed up. The neck support is firm enough to keep my back comfortable while sleeping on my back and my side. I can't sleep comfortably without this pillow. Just make sure you print the PDF of the Cervalign Sizing Guide at Actual Size so you order the correct size.

A decent pillow for side and back sleepers Review by JLEO(Posted on 7/12/12)

Many neck pillows have a high edge that can be difficult to get comfortable with and can ad to more discomfort and pain. This pillow is easy to get your shoulder and neck into a comfortable placement. So far so good. I would suggest this pillow for others who suffer from neck pain. Be sure to choose the correct size for your head and neck!

A decent pillow for side and back sleepers Review by JLEO(Posted on 7/12/12)

Many neck pillows have a high edge that can be difficult to get comfortable with and can ad to more discomfort and pain. This pillow is easy to get your shoulder and neck into a comfortable placement. So far so good. I would suggest this pillow for others who suffer from neck pain. Be sure to choose the correct size for your head and neck!

Love my CervAlign Review by ECB(Posted on 6/14/12)

This is by far the best pillow I've ever had. I had to get one for my husband because he kept stealing mine. Now we take them with us when we have to travel because we get the best night sleep only with these pillows.

Great Relief Review by AMB(Posted on 4/29/12)

Made all the difference in the world for me to relieve neck pain. Helps both for side and back sleeping. The expensive foam pillows were too big for my neck.

Best pillow ever! Review by Lydian(Posted on 3/4/12)

Great neck support while cradling your head. It took a very short time to get used to, but now I can't get a goodnight's sleep without it.

Ouch! It's a real pain in the neck. Review by ebs(Posted on 1/11/12)

Satisfaction is guaranteed, but more patient testing and instruction is needed if this product is really supposed to improve a persons sleep. I've been using the pillow for two days and the only way it works for me is upside down! That is not a good situation for a $55.00 pillow.

Comment from Core Products:

Thank you for your feedback . The CervAlign pillow is an orthopedic cervical correction pillow, and is a sized product. The curved neck lobe comes in 3 different sizes, having the wrong size may cause you discomfort. In many cases, sleeping on a cervical pillow for the first time may take short adjustment period. Make sure you have the correct size and then allow your body to get accustomed to your new pillow gradually by sleeping on the firm cervical lobe side of the pillow. If you wake up with any discomfort, flip it around and sleep on the opposite side. Please give us a call toll free at 877-249-1251 and we can help make sure you have the right size to suit you or help find the correct pillow for your needs.

Do not like Review by AJC(Posted on 12/27/11)

I do not like this product. I've been using it for a week and a half now and have had bad neck pain since starting it. The neck roll at the bottom is not big enough and the pillow is too flat. Will definitely be looking at how to return it!

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