Why It’s So Important for Your Spine to Align

Your body is an intricate system of interrelated parts. Through the individual bones (vertebrae) of your spine, thousands of nerves branch out and connect to all areas of your body, playing a vital role in your health and well-being.

When vertebrae are misaligned, it can aggravate or pinch the spinal cord and nerves exiting the spinal column. This can cause health issues, not only around the area of misalignment but also in areas where affected nerves lead.

Understanding the importance of proper neck curvature and spine alignment to overall health and sleep quality, Drs. John and Peter Marinkovic began a comprehensive study of the many varied pillows available to people in stores to assess how each one affected neck curvature and spine alignment.

Health Issues Resulting from Misalignment

Problems such as muscle pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, weakness, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome or general feelings of discomfort may result from misaligned vertebrae. Snoring and sleep apnea can also be affected. Even when vertebrae are only temporarily misaligned, such as during sleep, optimal health can be impaired.

Promoting Proper Spinal Alignment

Dr. Marink’s pillows have been proven through x-ray studies to help properly position the cervical spine during sleep in individuals with abnormal lordotic curvature and to maintain proper cervical alignment in individuals with normal lordotic curvature. Although we’re not claiming that using a Dr. Marink’s pillow will cure or treat any specific health condition, we can confidently tell you that maintaining normal alignment of the cervical spine has been shown to promote more comfortable and restful sleep, as well as less pain and stiffness upon waking. Normalization of the neck’s alignment is also less likely to cause the above symptoms or health conditions.

And, we are the only pillow manufacturer with scientific proof and patents that support how awesome our pillows are!