What is Cervical Collar?

Category: Equipment

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A cervical collar (also neck brace) is an orthopedic piece of medical equipment used to support a patient's spinal cord and head. A cervical collar can help realign one's spinal cord and relieve pain. Another use of the cervical collar is for strains or sprains.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neck pain 6 0
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy 3 0
Weakness in neck (head drop) 3 1
Headaches 1 0
Herniated disc 1 0
Neuropathy 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cervical Collar

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cervical Collar

Dosage Patients
20 min daily 1
0other as needed 1
1other as needed 1
3hours as needed 1
4hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Cervical Collar

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Cervical Collar

Duration

Currently using Cervical Collar

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Cervical Collar

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Cervical Collar

Mar 3, 2011 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weakness in neck (head drop))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: headache reduction

  • 0 helpful marks
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