Neck pain is one of the most common causes of miss work throughout the world. At some point in life, most people will experience neck pain to some degree or another and neck pain can be brought on by a number of reasons including injury, stress, postural problems, cervical disc problems or surgery. Depending on the type of injury you’ve suffered will determine the correct cervical brace your doctor may recommend you to wear.
A cervical collar is a brace that is usually made of soft material and helps support the weight of your head while the soft tissues in your neck heal. It should fit right so that it helps limit the mobility of your neck. While wearing your cervical collar you should make sure it fits comfortably around your neck, but is not uncomfortably or irritating.
CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE
There are a number of cervical ailments that may require the use of a cervical traction device in order to help relieve neck pain and promote healing. Cervical traction devices are differ from cervical collars in that they aren’t just designed to support your neck or cervical region.
Cervical Traction Devices perform a type of treatment for problems such as sciatica, whiplash, bulging discs or compression and degenerative changes. Cervical traction devices are designed to gently separate the intervertebral disc space in the neck to relieve the pressure on the nerve root. These devices are well padded and are comfortable to wear. The device can be worn and will work in multiple positions, whether you are lying down or seated. Before purchasing a cervical traction device you should always speak to your physician, in most instances your physician may recommend a cervical traction device and write you prescription request.
ARE CERVICAL COLLARS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Yes, cervical collars are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Private insurances under durable medical equipment (DME). In order to get your cervical collar covered by your insurance you will first have to get a prescription from your physician.