What is Neck brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic brace

Neck braces and cervical collars are very effective at helping to treat abnormal pressure on the painful areas of the neck. Neck braces help relieve headaches, whiplash, and tight neck muscles.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neck pain 18 2
Weakness in neck (head drop) 18 8
Pain in shoulders 7 3
Stiffness/spasticity 4 0
Cramps in neck 3 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
5
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Neck brace

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 2
It is uncomfortable 1
Muscle weakness 1
Overheated 1
Tightness in neck 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Neck brace

Dosage Patients
as needed 3
daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Neck brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
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Duration

Currently using Neck brace

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Neck brace

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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3 patient evaluations for Neck brace

Mar 23, 2013 (Started Jun 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in neck (head drop))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cramps in neck)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 13, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in neck (head drop))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: the brace I'm using is by the co. trulife and is called the "minerva". It does a pretty good job of holding my head up. It also helps to keep me sitting upright with the back and chest support it has. It takes some getting use to because it's very rigid but it makes me feel a lil safer.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

  • 1 helpful mark
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