Global Cervical Pillows Market - Segmented by Product Type, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The global cervical pillows market is expected to register a growth rate of approximately 5.0% over the forecast period (2018 - 2023). Cervical pillows are one of the modern advancements for head, neck, and spine alignment and assistance. Its market is primarily driven by rising incidence of neck pain, and advancements in pillow materials. Based on regional dynamics, North America dominates the market and is expected to retain its market position owing to increasing prevalence of injuries associated with spinal cord and neck, technology advancements, increased health awareness, and high disposable income.
Rising Incidence of Accidental- and Sports-related Injuries
The spinal cord and neck injuries due to accidental- and sports-related cases are one of the major disturbing conditions for patients as well as their families. As per World Health Organization (WHO), each year nearly 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). This also raises the mortality rate particularly in low and middle income countries, where a person with SCI has 2-5 times increased risk of premature death. The associated neck pain occurs in large section of the global population. The cervical support pillow with proper height elevation plays a significant role in the cranio-cervical pressures and cervical spine alignment for increased quality of sleep. Thus, the increasing population with spinal cord and neck injuries is expected to boost the demand for cervical pillows market globally.
Other vital factor driving this market is technological advancements in the material of pillows.
Low Attention and Negligence Related to Cervical Pain
In several low and middle income countries, the cervical pain is often neglected or less attention is given by the society. Sometimes, the injury is not suspected in the initial stages and often is neglected by the primary physicians. This often leads to late and poor diagnosis of the diseases. The etiology of chronic pain is still poorly known in large section of population in developing countries such as Brazil. Several misconceptions and fear of adverse events related to use of analgesics, opioids and surgical methods are restricting the people from getting themselves treated by doctors and physicians. The combined lack of proper knowledge and negligence regarding cervical pain restricts the growth of cervical pillows markets particularly in the emerging markets.
Other factor limiting the growth of this market is slow or no difference in pain by using cervical pillows.
Asia-Pacific Market Promises Large Opportunities
Asia-Pacific is expected to promise large opportunities of growth for cervical pillows market. The diversified patient pool, increasing disposable income in middle income countries, rising economy and poor health management among people in urban societies owing to long working hours are some of the common factors propelling the growth of this market in Asia Pacific region. The government and private entities in the developing countries are gradually focusing on investments for providing better healthcare at affordable costs.
Key Developments in the Market
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