Her cervical collar
was removed and her c-spine clinically cleared at the bedside.
The patient was discharged after excretion of the screw, and full mobilization and gradual weaning from the foam cervical collar
However, early diagnosis is necessary because a cervical collar
may arrest the progression of the disorder by limiting the neck flexion.
Thus, the halo fixator was removed and a soft cervical collar
From 2010 to 2012, Vientiane Rescue made do with what it had, recycling bandages and reusing a single cervical collar
and the few volunteers working up to 168 hours a week.
[3,5] This case report illustrates that severe atlantoaxial vertical subluxation and posterior subluxation of the axis associated with RA can be managed satisfactorily with minimal surgical manipulation and prolonged immobilisation with a rigid cervical collar
, thus avoiding extensive surgery in high-risk patients.
Spinal immobilization is achieved using a long backboard (LBB) and a combination of rigid or semi-rigid cervical collar
(CC) in most emergency medicine systems worldwide (4, 5).
"A preventable mechanical neck pain is often turned into an irreversible musculoskeletal injury by resorting to self-treatments like using a cervical collar
," said Dr Panikar.
Use of a simple cervical collar
to prevent neck flexion has been shown to halt the progression of the disease.
Manual Physical Therapy is a part of conservative management and effective in managing pain, joint restrictions and disability, while applied in combination with therapeutic exercises.3 the Cervical traction combined with exercise therapy has the additional effects in reducing pain, and function, while managing neck pain conservatively by manual physical therapy.4 The soft cervical collar
, rest for three to six weeks, physiotherapy accompanied by home exercises for six weeks is more beneficial in managing acute radicular pain as compared to wait and see strategy.5
He came to the clinic wearing a soft cervical collar
. The pain began early that morning when the patient sat up in bed from a supine position, turned to step out and heard what he described as a "crunch-like" sound.
On a call to find a lost girl, he is embarrassed by getting violently ill when seeing a fractured bone stick out from her leg, but he acquits himself well by helping the girl stay still while waiting for a cervical collar
. The next morning he is called out again only six blocks away in a search of evidence after a girl's body is found.
He further added that Rawat had endured a Cervical 1 fracture and a Cervical Collar
has been applied to his neck but a doctor's team will analyze today after the MRI whether he needs a surgery or not.
Subject S1 rated the elastic head support at 0/10, stating that it provided the same support as his soft cervical collar
, but that the pressure from the hat on his forehead was "unbearable." Subject S1 also mentioned that the elastic head support required more assistance in the bathroom than the soft cervical collar
, which was difficult given the diminishing condition of his caregiver, and that it pulled his trousers up too high.
, he stated, has its own side effects and it has specific indications in which it should be used.