Frugal Sports Medicine: Orthopedic Neck Braces For Different Conditions

Contributed By Phillip Peters, Inventor of Shane's Neck Brace
Orthopedic neck braces are soft and comfortable because they are made from foam that keeps its shape. Even though it is soft, it effectively supports the neck.  When people use one, it fits well and it has a nice design.  The cover of the neck brace is available in different colors and is very durable because it made from microfiber material of superior quality. Covers for the neck collars are safe for the user’s skin.
An orthopedic neck brace is recommended for whiplash patients and to support the cervical spine because it prevents movement of both the spine and the neck so pain is decreased.
Though it looks similar to other neck and cervical collars, it is different in the sense that it has a warming effect as well as supportive features because the plastic used is flexible. The device is comfortable because it gives comfort to the chin and the throat area when worn. Some styles have Velcro on them to make it easy to put it on and also take it off.  It is comfortable enough to wear regularly until told to stop using it by an orthotist.
Another major benefit of orthopedic neck braces is that if it gets dirty, you don’t have to throw it away.  It can be washed and then look like new again.  This means it can easily be sanitized to prevent illnesses. Whether you have a small neck or a large neck, size will not be an issue because they are adjustable if you do not like the default fit.
What Neck Pain Problems can an Orthopedic Neck Brace Help With?
There are many issues this type of cervical disc neck pain problems can help ease.  Any type of cervical disease patients can benefit from using one because it prevents the head and neck from moving and because of this, pain is eased.  Those who are hyper mobile are protected from over “using” the head and neck for movement. It is also ideal for those who have sprained neck muscles or osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis in the neck. Cervical neck collars are also recommended for those that have experienced degeneration of the cervical disc.
Orthopedic Neck Brace for Protection
If you have played sports of any type, you know there is a chance of injury.  Sports like car racing or bike racing can sometimes cause injuries to the neck.  For this reason, protect gear is necessary. When an athlete uses a neck collar, it protects the vertebrae in the neck from being damaged.  Because of riding on and over bumps, a rider can easily fall.  A person may still get hurt but the neck brace will decrease the amount of injury and help a person avoid serious damage such as a fracture in the cervical spine.
There are various reasons why people would use a neck collar or cervical brace.  There are various types and the one you choose will depend on what you plan to use it for.  Your local orthotist will be able to properly direct you.

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