Cervical collars are a common form of neck protection for patients who experience neck pain, whiplash, or cervical spine injuries. These soft foam collars are designed to support the neck and help prevent or reduce neck movement that could be painful or aggravating to the injury. Cervical collars come in different levels of protection:
- light (to protect against excessive head movement),
- medium (to protect against moderate head movement), and
- restrictive (to protect against any head movement).
Cervical Collars Benefits
Cervical collars can provide cervical spine support and immobilization which, in turn, reduces pain and promotes healing by reducing spine movement.
These medical devices are used to protect cervical vertebrae, relieve pain and reduce the risk of further injury by reducing movement in the neck.