Traction is strictly contraindicated and cervical collars
should be avoided as they can produce longitudinal distraction .
He was treated in a halo-vest for eight weeks and a rigid cervical collar
for a further eight weeks.
or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomized trial.
Because the patient had kept the collar for so long the neck muscles were overcontracted and in the long term she really needed the physical therapy and the cervical collar
, making up a vicious circle.
Change the scenario to a trauma patient in a cervical collar
and it makes the most seasoned radiologic technologists feel anxious and get sweaty palms.
Aside from rest and pharmaceuticals, the cervical collar
should be maintained until muscle spasm has subsided (often 7 to 10 days).
Cervical spine immobilization, including a rigid cervical collar
and long board, is applied immediately when the identifiable symptoms (discussed previously) are present to minimize risk for further injury.
If the patient can't leave a hot spot alone, she may have to wear an Elizabethan or cervical collar
, which prevents the dog from biting, licking, or chewing the area while it heals.
The crews lifted her from the car, placed her on a spinal board and fitted her with a cervical collar
before she was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Spinal immobilization and placement of a rigid cervical collar
should begin in the field, continue to the Emergency Department, and then on to the Intensive Care Unit until it has been determined by physical examination and radiographic studies that there is no injury.
I tried wearing a soft cervical collar
at work to control the twisting and spasms.
Much of the pain associated with whiplash occurs because people are told to wear a cervical collar
, and they don't make any attempt to loosen their neck muscles for several days.