Most of cervical spondylosis can be treated conservatively. The role of the neck brace can not be ignored. After many patients go to the doctor, the doctor will fix it with the medical neck brace for three weeks, and then review it. Many people feel trouble and think that it is not more to open the medicine. Is it convenient and effective?
The role of the cervical collar is very much. First, the cervical vertebra can be fixed in an appropriate position, maintain normal physiological curvature, limit the abnormal activity of the cervical vertebra, and reduce instability. Secondly, it can support the weight of the head, reduce its pressure on the cervical vertebrae, and can play a certain role in cervical traction, alleviating local inflammation and nerve root edema. Especially for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy and cervical spondylotic myelopathy, it is caused by compression and stimulation of the nerve root or spinal cord. Such a patient wearing a cervical collar can limit the activity and traction, and alleviate local pain and nerve roots. Stimulated condition. The sympathetic cervical spondylosis is mainly caused by the symptoms caused by cervical instability, and the neck support can also play a role in limiting activities.
How can I choose the right neck support? Each neck support has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as polymer material medical neck support can be used as the first choice, its support is good, fixed and reliable, has a certain traction effect, but the permeability is slightly poor, the adhesion is poor, some need internal pad towel . The medical neck rest can be adjusted. Although it is easy to wear, it can be adjusted in height and has good air permeability. However, because of the poor support and fixing strength, it can be used as the second choice. In addition, there are inflatable medical neck brace and sponge medical neck brace, the support and fixing strength vary greatly, and it is not recommended.
It should be noted that the choice of neck support must be guided by a doctor, choose the right type and size. The neck support needs to be worn strictly, don't be afraid of ugly, don't be afraid of trouble, otherwise it will not be therapeutic. In addition, the neck support can not be worn for a long time, otherwise it will produce dependence, which will easily cause the neck muscles to be weak and atrophy.