Neck Supports & Neck Braces Can Help With Pain Relief, Assist Healing And May Prevent Further Injury
Neck supports are often used for individuals who have muscular weakness or pain, where rotation of the head to either side or even maintaining the head up presents difficulty. Neck supports can assist with restrictions regarding head mobility, and this may be a contributing factor for stiff neck muscles, poor head and neck posture as well as significant pain. Weakness of neck muscles relates to the ability to control head motion as well as muscle tension, resulting in pain and further impairment of function, leading to additional pain as well as stress and anxiety. Emotionally distressed states may raise muscular tone, complicating the recovery process.
Weak neck muscles and already injured muscular tissues may require the use of neck supports because they are more susceptible regarding injury complications should a sudden motion or unexpected jerking type motion affect the neck, which may cause tears in muscle and/or ligament tissues. In severe cases, the highly sensitive spinal cord and/or spinal bones can be damaged with possible severe consequences. This type of injury can be a consequence from stretching tissues beyond normal limitations as seen with the severe whipping motions seen in some neck injuries, for which various types of neck supports have traditionally been employed.
Neck Supports & Back Support Products
Car Seat Supports
Often as a result of auto accidents, a whiplash type injury also may occur in martial arts or even when someone is moved from sitting or lying down positions without consideration for supporting the neck. For some with weak or damaged muscles and/or ligaments, neck supports can help because even a slight jerk of the head can cause a torn muscle or neck strain. A neck injury can be very painful, especially when turning the head, raising and lowering in and out of bed or rolling over when in a lying position.
Neck supports can be part of an important managing of weak neck muscles as well as prevention of complicating factors. Therefore, determining a good method regarding neck support is essential in reducing the chances of additional damage. For instance, the car neck support can help reduce chances of sustaining whiplash during a rear end vehicle collision, however, if an injury has been sustained, there is even greater value in using this support to help prevent serious complications should another accident occur.
A car is perhaps one the most important places to use appropriate supports. Neck supports as well as beck supports can help dampen road vibrations which can be harmful discs and joints. Multiply this by poor posture and you have a major cause for spinal problems, especially when traveling long distances. Although car seat supports are being more utilized in the design of the seats, many vehicles leave much to be desired.
The car seat back support has been a popular car seat support, offering full spinal support and great posture support. This support also easily transfers from your car to you favorite office chair. The increased support for your neck and back can help keep you in better posture and more alert when driving. It also provides protection from a rear end collision, although it has not been crash tested like the car seat head support. The car seat neck support has a main function of increasing comfort. Mainly used for passengers, you will be able to rest with better posture and more comfort, avoiding neck stiffness when you arrive at you destination.
Wearing Neck Supports
Wearing neck supports is an effective method of holding up the head if this is difficult. People with advanced neck weakness should wear neck supports when walking, riding in the car or being transferred from one sitting position to another to protect against injury from sudden motion. Using a support which holds the head up as you walk allows better vision, reducing injury risks associated with falls. Torticollis is another condition where proper use of neck supports is essential.
To promote comfortable use, alternating among the different neck supports may be a solution to reducing pressure points on the skin of long-term users. We offer many varieties of well constructed supports that are soft, flexible and lightweight. Some of these provide only minimal support for persons with advanced neck muscle weakness, while others use air pumps to provide a custom level of support on all sides of the neck. We have worked with some of these as an als neck support and were pleased with some of the results and have since expanded the line of air neck traction models. The headmaster collar is a support which has a low user profile offering a chin support that employs padding for comfort and tubular design which is open, reducing heat build-up. A comfortable fit is necessary to avoid any neck constriction.
Neck Supports & Posture
Improving head and neck posture and promoting mobility are important. Good body alignment when sitting can promote an upright head position and use of back support pillows can help align a slumped posture and prevent your head and shoulders from slouching forward. In a seating system control depends heavily on the position of the pelvis and trunk. If sitting in a high back chair, even placing a rolled towel behind the neck can improve head posture and helps to prevent or alleviate discomfort in the neck. Additionally, if the armrests are not adjustable, placing a pillow under each arm or on top of each armrest of the chair may help promote an upright head position and provide extra comfort when sitting for a long time. Proper alignment of the head, neck, and body allows the lungs to expand for better breathing.
When sleeping, prevent resting on any pillow that’s too high as well as way too low. This may not just stress the neck, but can result in diminished sleeping during the night. We have a wide selection of supportive neck pillows, nonetheless, even a rolled bath towel positioned beneath the neck together with the head resting on a low pillow can provide essential comfort and support. Those who have difficulty trying to keep their head up-right may consider lying down in bed several times during the day to relieve stress on neck muscles.
Exercises and neck stretches helps with promoting head mobility and range of motion, minimizes stiff neck symptoms, helping in prevention and alleviation of neck pain. If you have a recent injury, prior surgery or advanced muscle weakness, consulting a health care professional is prudent for evaluation and specific suggestions regarding neck supports.
What Is The Best Bedtime Cervical Collar?
This is a question that we get often. It is not recommended to sleep with a cervical collar, however, many find this provides some relief as well as prevents excessive neck motion and gives a sense of comfort and security.
Due to certain medical conditions, a doctor may prescribe a rigid type collar for use at night. These instructions should always be followed. However, most are looking for a soft, comfortable collar. In looking for the best bedtime cervical collar; it should be soft, but not too soft, supportive, but not rigid, and comfortable enough to where it will maintain warmth, yet not overheat. Therefore, the best bedtime cervical collar would have to be the temperature control soft neck brace.
This collar/brace is our most popular and is very well made. It is not a cheap type of collar typically found in drug stores. These kinds are too flimsy to provide any type of support and may just serve as a reminder during daily activities to protect your neck. The cervical brace we offer is professional grade using space age material to prevent temperature extremes, making it comfortable in hot or cold weather. Available in 3 sizes to accommodate a wide range of neck sizes and is in-between a soft and rigid collar. These qualities makes it the best bedtime cervical collar.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the neck supports, please feel free to contact Neck Solutions.