Nobody wants to buy a cervical collar/neck brace for children, but for some injuries this is a necessary part of treatment. In such instances, it is nice to know that the child-size cervical collar is soft against the skin as well as lightweight.
This pediatric cervical collar is constructed of one-inch thick medium-density foam that immobilizes and supports one’s spine but is not so stiff that it is uncomfortable. The foam neck brace for children is lightweight and has a groove for the chin.
A cotton stockinette material covers the cervical collars for youth. This material is soft against the skin, plus it is quite breathable.
The kids’ foam neck braces do not contain any latex, making them safe for those with allergies to the material.
This small cervical collar belt comes in three different sizes fitting various neck heights and circumferences. As a result, the same product that works as a baby cervical collar can also act as a toddler neck brace, a youth neck brace or even a neck collar for adolescents.
When selecting a size, pay especially close attention to the neck collar height measurement. While the circumference of the infant-sized neck brace can be adjusted quite a bit thanks to its hook and loop (Velcro) closure, the height of the collar is set.
Strains to the muscles of the neck are far and away the most common source of kids’ neck pain. Its symptoms, including pain at the back of the neck and limited range of motion, might stem from a sports injury or simply sleeping in a funny position.
In most cases, kids’ neck muscle pain relief can be achieved by following simple at-home steps such as applying heat to the sore region and taking a break from stressful activities. For children having trouble sleeping at night, one might consider putting a rolled towel under the neck or wearing a soft neck brace for sleeping that limits movement.
But more extensive measures may be needed for more serious neck strains, such as whiplash.
Whiplash refers to a forceful back and forth movement of the neck, often due to a rear-end automobile accident. Sports injury (especially in contact sports), physical abuse or other trauma can also cause whiplash.
This motion of the neck can damage one’s bones, discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves or other tissues of the neck. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if one suspects a whiplash injury.
Common symptoms include neck pain, stiffness and headache, though other side effects such as tingling or numbness, blurred vision, dizziness, fatigue, problems concentrating, irritability and ringing in the ears are also possible.
Treatment for this kid's neck problem will vary on a case-by-case basis, but for many it will involve rest, ice and heat therapy, use of muscle relaxants and eventually stretching and movement exercises to return range of motion to the neck.
In many cases, a doctor will recommend your child wear a soft cervical neck brace/collar to support the neck. Doing so can immobilize the spine in neutral position and ease pain and inflammation.
Note that one should only wear these child-size foam neck braces for a few hours at a time during the first week after injury. Long-term reliance on a child or baby neck collar can leave muscles weak, which can derail one’s recovery.
A doctor might also recommend wearing a soft, foam neck support for a child at night, especially if one’s little one is having trouble sleeping. A cervical neck collar for sleeping can limit movement during the night, reducing pain and giving one a better night of sleep.
While in most cases, a children’s neck belt for pain should only be worn for around a week, full recovery from whiplash often takes months. Be patient and follow a doctor’s instructions to avoid complications and heal as quickly as possible.
Another scenario where one might be in need of such therapeutic collars for children is after surgery to the cervical spine. In some instances, a more elaborate neck brace for kids may be needed, while in other cases this simple, soft cervical collar for a child will suffice.
This children’s foam neck brace features a simple construction that holds the head in neutral position, stabilizing the neck and allowing pain and inflammation to subside. Following is a detailed list of its features.
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