The beneficial effects of the elativ pillow on suffering people have led doctors to use it as a therapy aid as well.
1988 The first medical recommendation
1999 Medical assessment of the University Hospital Innsbruck
elativ Verwendung im Intensivbereich
The following evaluations have been prepared with the support of the Innsbruck University Hospital, the Salzburg State Hospital, the German Chiropractic Association, the Bechterew self-help groups, the RFZ Back and Training Center GmbH in Regensburg, many doctors, physiotherapists, masseurs and above all many patients and customers.
Without their honest support, this project could never have taken place to that extent.
Thank you all!
The study results were first presented at the "Second European Congress of Physical Medicine" in Salzburg, 10-13 May 2001 (poster session on 12 May).
In the following, they were presented at the annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on 26.-27. April 2002 in Innsbruck.
During the trial period, we received feedback from different people with different ailments. We were able to assign most evaluable questionnaires for these two clinical pictures. By no means do we intend to give healing promises! There are amazing improvements after using elativ pillows, but not all users could get used to the slight stretch in the neck area. These are often "ankylosing spondylitis" - patients with advanced disease (increased stiffening of the cervical spine).
On the other hand, we were able to demonstrate good successes on persons in the early stages.
We ask ALL persons who suffer from chronic, degenerative or painful diseases in particular to ask their doctor BEFORE using this pillow whether a slight, gentle EXTENSION in the cervical spine area would be advisable in your case. Anyone who feels "uncomfortable" on the ergonomic pillow is advised to consult a doctor. When using please do not forget to turn the pillow depending on the situation. Your body will soon get used to the pillow and you will instinctively turn it over soon.
The use of the pillow for healthy people is safe to our knowledge and has preventive effects.
You can test the pillow yourself after purchase and evaluate the effects of the extension, ergonomics, heat distribution, etc. yourself.
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