2394 / FOAM CERVICAL COLLAR / SOFT
An economical soft cervical collar often used in cases of muscle tension or minor cervical injuries. It provides limited cervical motion control, and is recommended wherever a reminder against making quick and painful neck movements is required. It is especially convenient for wear while sleeping.
Indications Listed Below
• Provides gentle support
• The anatomically contoured shape comfortably fits the contours of the chin and jaw
• Soft polyfoam padding closely conforms for a custom fit
• The lightweight stockinette covering is breathable and keeps the neck area cool for long term wearing comfort
• Hook and loop closure in back for quick and easy fit
• Available in Narrow (2.5 Inches), Average (3.0 Inches), and Wide (3.5 Inches) front depths
The lightweight stockinette covering is breathable and keeps the neck area cool for long term wearing comfort.
The anatomically contoured polyfoam padding comfortably fits the contours of the chin and jaw.
How to Measure for and Apply the FOAM CERVICAL COLLAR
|SIZE||MEASURE NECK CIRCUMFERENCE|
|X-SMALL||11.5” - 13.5” (29.2 - 34.3 cm)|
|SMALL||13.5” - 15.5” (34.3 - 39.4 cm)|
|MEDIUM||15.5” - 17.5” (39.4 - 44.4 cm)|
|LARGE||17.5” - 19.5” (44.4 - 49.5 cm)|
|X-LARGE||19.5” - 21.5” (49.5 - 54.6 cm)|
|UNIVERSAL||13.5” - 19.5” (34.3 - 49.5 cm)|
A. Measure neck circumference
1. Position the narrowest part of the collar right under the chin.
2. Fasten the closure straps.
3. When properly applied, the collar should fit snug but not so tight that it causes discomfort.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC cervical spine products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Vertebral Joint Pain|
|Herniated Cervical Disc|
|Loss of Spiral Motion|
|Cervical Musculoskeletal or Neurological Impairment|
|Minor Neck Pain / Injuries|
|Reminder Against Sudden Neck Movements|
Common Conditions of the CERVICAL SPINE
Cycle through the slides below to familiarize yourself with several common conditions associated with the cervical spine. The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed above. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
Cervical osteoarthritis (OA) is also called cervical spondylosis. This involves changes to the bones, discs and joints of the neck as the result of normal aging. With osteoarthritis (OA) the flexible tissue (cartilage) that cushions the ends of bones wears down. Spurs or abnormal growths on the bones can cause the interior of the spinal column to narrow, causing neck pain and stiffness. Treatments can include medication, physical therapy and the use of a cervical collar.
A herniated cervical disc is one of the most common causes of neck pain. Each disc is composed of a gel like interior substance that is surrounded by exterior fibrous cartilage that keeps the gel contained. If the exterior cartilage tears or splits, the interior gel can protrude, or become herniated. This can cause neck pain, numbness or tingling in the shoulder, or weakness in the hand or arm. Treatment methods can include rest, medication, physical therapy and the use of a cervical collar.
Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck resulting from an indirect force, usually a rear-end automobile collision. The sudden acceleration of the struck vehicle throws the head backward, causing violent hyperextension of the neck. Pain from the injury to the cervical muscles is initially treated by placing the neck in a well fitting cervical collar, applying local heat treatments and administering pain medication.
The Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
The cervical spine, or neck, begins at the base of the skull and through a series of seven vertebral segments connects to the thoracic, or chest, region of the spine. View the accompanying illustration, in association with the list below, to explore the anatomy of the cervical spine.
A. Atlas (C1 Vertebra)
B. Axis (C2 Vertebra)
C. C3 Vertebra
D. C4 Vertebra
E. C5 Vertebra
F. C6 Vertebra
G. C7 Vertebra
H. Facet Joint (connects each vertebra)
I. Cervical Disc