Who Should Use The Head Drop Support System?
Head drop syndrome is described as a lack of head control where the head drops forward. It is associated with many causes and could restrict a persons daily life considerably. The syndrome is categorized as a muscular and neurological disorder. Parkinson Disease, Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS), thyroid conditions, radiation fibrosis, spondylosis and other conditions can result in head drop syndrome. If any of your loved ones are suffering from this dreaded syndrome, this article may be able to help you. Don’t worry, now there is a unique solution for this condition, the head drop support band or cap, a way to keep you looking forward.
The System is available with a cap or band system available in three sizes small, medium/large, and extra large, with options for a custom size.
The Head Drop Support System is extremely easy to use, and the main function of it is in comfortably supporting one’s head. Are you curious? Good. Our band is so simple, but then again all good things in life are essentially simple. It is a comprehensive device which would help the wearer to lift his or her head with much less effort. One could walk and socialize in a more free and natural way without having to be confined to a chair or sitting position all the time.
The most important thing is that the wearer can put the device on themselves without any hassle. There is no fuzzing with zippers or buttons or anything small that would require finger dexterity. This is a great relief since most of the sufferers of dropped head syndrome will also have shaky hands and limited mobility. This band is a solution for all these symptoms of dropped head syndrome.
Mobile neck muscles are essential for a wide range of day to day activities of people. From eating, working on a computer, watching TV and most importantly being able to look into the eyes of your loved one’s during a conversation are some of the activities that require mobile neck muscles. If you have anyone in your family whose day to day activities have been restricted due to the immobility of neck muscles, the head drop support system may be the best solution to it. Supports for the head can aid in improving the quality of life.
The banding system through use of the band alone or with the cap are for mild to moderate levels head drop. It is not the only solution, and may not be the best or the only one beneficial for your particular needs. Sometimes it is a combination of supports that will work the best, like in combination with the Headmaster. The band does not place pressure under the chin. Be sure to check with your doctor or therapist and look at some of our other supports for dropped head conditions or see more information and videos about this head support here.
The man in the video suffers from Parkinson’s. “A propensity to bend the trunk forward” and “the chin is now almost immovably bent down upon the sternum” was described by James Parkinson in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A 2006 review in the Journal of Neurology indicates the dropped head is characteristic of this disease and the authors state, “Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is necessary to prevent muscle damage associated with longterm overstretch of extensor neck muscles.”