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Neck Supports & Braces

Neck Supports & Braces

Pain in the cervical region of the spine can be caused by a number of factors. Excessive or traumatic movement of the neck, for example whiplash resulting from a car accident, can cause quite severe pain. More long term, chronic issues with the neck include arthritis, herniated (slipped) disc and damage to the vertebrae (spondylitis / spondylosis).

The severity of your injury will determine the treatment methods afforded to you, which is why a professional diagnosis is essential. Following trauma paramedics will offer neck braces to minimise the risk of further injury being caused before a full x-ray or scan can help diagnose the extent of the injury. For less severe conditions such as stiffness or through wear and tear neck braces like a neck collar may be used which offers comfort as well as restricting movement.

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Following a suspected neck or spinal injury, neck braces are usually fitted by a medical professional as a precautionary mesaure before proper diagnostics can be carried out and the full extent of the damage can be assessed. Neck braces immobilise the vertebrae at the top of the spine and neck to prevent any further damage being done.

If there is any damage to the neck, neck braces are usually worn to prevent further injury and provide support to the neck. The spine and neck support the full weight of the head, which is a considerable weight, so when tany part of the neck becomes damaged, it may feel as though the neck is weak and unable to support the head as usua. Necl braces provide stability and support to aid the healing process and helps enable the patient to keep their neck in a neutral position so the damage can heal correctly and as fast as possible.

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