My Scoliosis Story
Hello everyone, it's Simone here. As a co-founder of Pillow Pod, I am passionate about improving the sleep experience for those who struggle with scoliosis and spinal fusion. Having battled with scoliosis myself for over a decade, I understand the challenges that come with the condition. When I was diagnosed in 2012, my scoliosis had already progressed to such an extent that I required spinal fusion surgery the following year. As a 13-year-old, this was an extremely scary time for me, my operation lasted 9.5 hours and the road to recovery seemed never ending. With a fusion spanning from T2 to L3 consisting of 2 titanium rods and 27 screws, I was left with limited mobility in my back and a long scar. One of the most challenging aspects of my recovery was getting enough sleep. That's why I'm determined to help others who are going through a similar experience get a better night's sleep.
My Sleep Struggles After Spinal Fusion
After my spinal fusion surgery, getting a good night's sleep became my biggest struggle. Sleeping on my back was incredibly painful, and the only way I could find any comfort was by sleeping on my side. However, I didn't have anything sturdy enough to support me on my side all night long. As a result, I had to resort to sleeping on the couch for months after my surgery, using the back of the couch for support while lying on my side. It was a frustrating and emotional experience as I was in so much pain and would often stay up all night, wishing for sleep to come. As a 13-year-old, this was a very traumatic experience. For years, I wished there was a better solution, so others with scoliosis and spinal fusion wouldn't have to go through the same bad sleep experience that I did. That's why I co-founded Pillow Pod, to help people like me who have back pain or other medical conditions that make it hard to sleep, get the sleep that the deserve.
Best Sleeping Position for Scoliosis and Spinal Fusion
Research has shown that sleeping on your side can be beneficial for those recovering from spinal fusion surgery. According to a study published in the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research, sleeping on your back can increase pressure on the fused area, leading to pain and discomfort. In contrast, side-sleeping has been found to reduce pressure on the fused area and improve spinal alignment, leading to better circulation and reduced pain during the night.
Best Pillow for Scoliosis and Spinal Fusion
The Pillow Pod is the best sleeping option for people like me with scoliosis and spinal fusion! As the Pillow Pod’s full body support aligns with the findings of research and provides amazing support for side-sleeping.
The Pillow Pod is the best pillow for scoliosis and spinal fusion as the Pillow Pod’s design ensures you maintain proper spinal alignment throughout the night, and the supportive filling helps to distribute pressure evenly throughout the body, reducing pressure points and minimizing back, neck, hip and leg pain.
We are so blessed to receive such positive reviews about the Pillow Pod from other scoliosis and spinal fusion warriors. It’s amazing to see how many lives it has changed for the better. Hearing from our customers about how the Pillow Pod has helped them wake up feeling refreshed is the reason we do what we do.
“For so long I’ve bought all different pillows and nothing was good or comfortable for me and then I stumbled across the Pillow Pod and oh my the best decision I’ve ever made… I’ve had spinal fusion done and it’s the most comfortable and supportive pillow 100% recommend” – Edith.
The Pillow Pod is an excellent companion to take to the hospital during your recovery period, as it will provide you with the necessary support and comfort to sleep better during your hardest time in the hospital.
Not only does the Pillow Pod provide much-needed comfort and support during sleep, it also helps with rest and recovery in other ways. Spinal fusion recovery includes a lot of bed rest! The Pillow Pod’s unique design makes it the best option for lying down and watching TV or working on your computer during your recovery, as it raises your head and upper body slightly off the bed, reducing pressure on your back and easing your pain. Additionally, its versatile design means that it can be used for years to come, providing continued support and comfort even after your recovery period.
Sleeping with Scoliosis and Spinal Fusion Made Easier with Pillow Pod
Sleeping with scoliosis and spinal fusion is a difficult and frustrating experience, but it can be made easier with the Pillow Pod! The Pillow Pod has been a game changer for me and others with scoliosis and spinal fusion. It provides the support we need to sleep with minimal pain and discomfort. I am so glad that we can help others get the good night’s sleep they deserve.