Hard Cervical Collar
A rigid cervical collar supports your neck and limits your neck movement. This protects your spine.
A rigid collar works better than a soft one to limit your neck movement.
Hard Cervical Collar
A rigid cervical collar supports your neck and limits your neck movement. Protects your spine.
A stiff collar works better than a soft one to limit your neck movement.
What is it used for?
A rigid cervical collar is used for spine problems or injuries. It limits forward and backward movement more than a soft one does.
Rigid collars are usually only used after major surgery or a severe injury, such as a broken neck.
You may get a rigid cervical collar after you have used a halo brace. A halo brace attaches to your head. It provides very stiff support for your neck.
How do you wear a cervical collar?
A stiff cervical collar fits from your chin to your breastbone (sternum). It extends from the base of your head to the top of your back. Sometimes, the top of the collar fits tightly around the lower jaw.
Your doctor can ensure your cervical collar is the right size and fit. This will provide the best support for your spine.
Some types of cervical braces cover more of your body. These braces limit your neck movement even more.
It’s essential to wear your neck brace or collar correctly. Wear it for as long as your doctor tells you.
- It is made of rigid plastic material with foam padding. The length is adjustable with velcro.
- Improves stability to help ease the associated pains of whiplash, neck muscle spasms, stiff neck, and vertigo
- It has breathing holes in the centre, so sweat doesn’t build up inside, and the foam-padded top is ergonomically shaped to fit very well under the chin.
- Rigid plastic support trimmed with soft foam padding and washable vinyl.
- Reducing the stress of the neck and shoulder girdle muscles to get a light heat-insulating
NB: Long overuse of the rigid collar can cause:
- Skin sores from pressure or moisture.
- The trouble with balance and seeing where you are walking.
- Weakness in your neck muscles.
- Problems swallowing and eating.
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