Cervical collars have been used routinely by trauma units over the last 30 years. Every ambulance carries them, and paramedics use them to stabilise a patient’s neck and spine in the case of road accidents and other injuries. Cervical sponge collars are often worn as a preventative measure in high-risk sports such as motor racing, speed boat racing and go-kart racing.
Neck pain has many causes. It can be due to degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis, or perhaps cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, or simply by maintaining poor posture over a long period of time. Neck pain can also be caused by trauma such as a motor accident which causes whiplash. Other reasons for neck pain include a pinched nerve or a herniated disc. Neck pain can also stem from conditions which affect the muscles of the neck, such as fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica.
The Body Assist Cervical Sponge Collar is designed and shaped to ensure the wearer gets both comfort and support. It can be worn 24 hours a day. The collar does not completely immobilise the neck, it restricts motion and is a kinaesthetic reminder for the patient to reduce neck movement. Since the collar is under the chin and supports the chin, it minimises muscle contraction needed against the gravity forces to keep the head in a normal position.
As can be seen above, the neck area is vulnerable to many factors which can cause pain and discomfort. The Body Assist Cervical Sponge Collar is a comfortable aid to relieving any minor pain and discomfort in the neck area. It naturally and gently forces the wearer to keep their head up and to maintain good posture which in turn helps to relieve any pressure in the neck area and so reduces discomfort.
The cervical collar is very easy to fit and can be used day and night. It’s made from soft fabrics, making it very comfortable to wear for long periods. It instantly relieves stress and tension in the neck area, allowing healing and pain relief.
How to put on the Body Assist Cervical Sponge Collar
The cervical collar is very easy to apply and adjust. Firstly, look straight ahead with your chin parallel to the floor. Place the cervical collar around your neck, with the hook and loop fastening at the back. Tighten and secure, ensuring it gives support and allows you to breathe easily.
Material and Allergy Information
This cervical sponge collar is fully washable. Hand wash in cold water, using a mild detergent. Rinse in cold water. Do not use fabric softener. Air dry. Do not tumble dry.