Neck Brace Uses Scientifically Designed Materials To Provide Comforting Neck Support
For superior support and comfort, this neck brace is designed to actively balance temperature extremes with unique thermoregulating materials, adding an extra measure of therapeutic benefit not foind in other braces.
Neck braces come in many varieties and configurations, however, this one is unique in its construction. A soft and very comfortable, yet firm support brace, it is one of the only braces that employs technological advances to prevent temperature extremes from affecting the neck. This helps to prevent muscle spasms which can increase pain and prolong healing of damages muscles and makes it a great brace to comfort sore muscles and help with discomforts of arthritis.
Helping with balancing extreme variations of heat and cold can help increase comfort, compliance and healing by preventing unnecessary muscle tension. These neck braces absorb surplus energy when the temperature rises, and release it again when temperature falls.
Similar in action like a thermostat, should the temperature within the neck or even the environment raise, the material will absorb the excess heating and helps to create a cooling down feeling. If the temperatures decrease, it will help with warming through liberating formerly held warmth.
A neck brace that helps you stay cooler when it’s hot and warmer when it’s cold.
Your body temperature and the surrounding temperature continuously restores and also recycles the fabric of the neck brace helping maintain balance and comfort, making it one of the most unique neck braces available.
The neck brace was created to support your cheek bone, that can offer added support and comfort. Perfect for use outdoors and to reduce muscle spasms coming from wintry drafts.
The support level is actually between a firm support which often restricts just about any movement and a soft foam based support which provides very little support. This one provides support, but is soft and comfortable.
More rigid kinds are suitable in circumstances with significant strain or sprain damages like acute stages of injuries related to whiplash or in cases of facet joint syndrome where a firmer, more restrictive one, like the philadelphia collar can aid more in limiting extension. Because long term use of more supportive neck braces may possibly cause neck weakness and create dependency. Any long term use of a neck brace or collar should be done in conjunction with appropriate neck exercises and stretches to help prevent weakening. Regarding muscular neck spasms and degenerative disc disease, a more soft support permits ample range of motion vital in the healing process and serves as a reminder to limit motion.
According to a survey published in the British Journal of Rheumatology. 1991 Aug;30(4):282-4, 124 orthopaedic, rheumatology, medical and accident and emergency outpatients prescribed a neck brace during a 3-month period. Instructions received about when to wear the collar differed widely, especially between specialties. Most patients (76%) found benefit in wearing the brace. Pain was the symptom helped most (78%) while dizziness was helped least (40%). Problems with the braces were common, many being too hot (69%) and uncomfortable (48%). A third had difficulty putting the collar on. I think that our neck brace is a great solution to the problems encountered in this study as the material prevents overheating and is very comfortable and easy to use.
Another interesting finding was a research article that appeared in Spine Journal 1997, where they tested patients that had neck and arm pain that had lasted at least three months. The radiation of the arm pain matched the pattern of the nerve indicated to be to a nerve root that was substantially constricted due to degenerative outgrowths regardless of the presence of a disc bulge. Ths was verified using advanced imaging techniques. The researchers established that for those individuals that suffered from chronic radiculopathy, radiating pain due to a pinched nerve in the neck, treatment with a neck brace, physio-therapy, or surgical methods provided similar results.
Some have suggested that wearing a soft neck brace during sleep may limit unconscious neck movement. I have never made recommendations to this effect, however, it may be a reasonable approach in acute conditions or painful flare-ups of a chronic condition. The problem would be interference with the function of certain contoured neck pillows, thus I would only recommend this approach with a single level (height) pillow.
Measuring For The Neck Brace
Our brace has an adjustable length measuring 22″ with a 2.5″ Velcro extension and comes in three heights: 6cm, 8cm and 10cm; which is 2.4, 3.1 and 3.9 inch heights respectively. The heights correlate with small, medium and large size individuals. More specifically, you can measure from the top of the collar bone to the bottom of your chin while your head is looking straight forward and this will give you an approximation of the correct size neck brace and level of support for you. You can measure using your thumb on the collar bone and index finger under the chin, then place the distance of this against a ruler. In general, for postural neck problems or to help support the neck while working at a computer, you can choose a higher level of support. For painful conditions involving nerve root compression (pinched nerve), you may need a shorter collar to keep the head in a more flexed or downward position. The choice of brace is by personal preference, according to your condition or specific needs, or as prescribed by a health care professional.
Washing Instructions: Close velcro, mesh laundry bag is recommended, stretch neck brace while wet and let dry.
Height in Cm and Approximate Inches
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