The cervical pillows market is poised to register a CAGR of 5.0% by 2025. Additionally, in 2018, NIH conducted a survey to understand the prevalence of pain related to neck and back among athletes. Results of this survey indicated the prevalence of neck pain among the basketball players to be 57.69%. Meanwhile, the prevalence of lower back pain was found to be the highest among volleyball players (i.e., 67.90%). In addition, the prevalences of neck and back pain in wrestlers were found to be 18.84% and 10.14%, respectively. Considering the aforementioned survey, NIH suggested that the neck and back pain prevalence among the general population, as well as the athletes, is on the verge of rising, and that, this rising prevalence may demand better treatment options.
Key Market Trends
Standard Pillow to Witness the Highest CAGR over the Forecast Period
Standard cervical pillow is an orthotic device, used to help relieve spasms, remove tensions from the spine, and maintain the natural cervical lordotic curve in a resting position. Standard cervical pillows are padded with foam cushioning. Foam-based cervical pillows are often contoured to promote a better fit for the neck and head in a resting position. In the current market, standard pillows have been replaced with many alternatives, like polyester, and in some cases, feather-based pillows. These vary in structural stability and stiffness and cater to a wider range of cervical disorder patients with varying preferences for pillows.
The market for standard pillows, due to improvements in constituent material quality and sophistication, is expected to increase over the forecast period. A vast majority of standard foam pillows, sold in the global market, are filled with microbeads, which assist in the uniform distribution of tension across the pillow. Additionally, technological advancements, like hypoallergenic foam pillows, ensure that the patients with allergic responses to standard foam-based cervical pillows can also use cervical pillows for spinal realignment.
North America to Dominate the Market during the Forecast Period
The cervical spine and occipitocervical areas require precise and specific treatment, as injuries and conditions that affect these areas can be life-threatening or severely debilitating. Therefore, there has been a rise in the rate of cervical disorders, which in turn, has increased the usage of cervical pillows.
The cervical pillows market has been growing, due to the increasing working hours in the offices and improper sitting positions that lead to stress on the neck, coupled with the rising usage of electronic gadgets. Therefore, the increasing prevalence of neck pain and high disposable income are driving the demand for cervical pillows in the United States.
The cervical pillows market is highly competitive and consists of both, global and local players. The local players are facing trouble while targeting the customers, due to the increasing price pressure of the products. However, some small and mid-sized companies currently hold substantial share in the market.
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