Your neck’s muscles, tendons, and bones all work diligently to support the weight of your head, which on average weighs about 10lbs – making it no surprise the large list of injuries/conditions that your cervical spine can endure. Cervical spine devices are good treatment options to help ease your symptoms while also keeping your neck region immobilized. This, in turn, helps reduce the chance of your injury from recurring as well as relieving the tensions in your neck.
You may be wondering why this brace is referred to as a ‘philadelphia neck collar.’ There are many different cervical neck collars (aspen, philadelphia, miami-j, halo braces) that all feature unique traits. Philadelphia collars are two-piece collars that allow easy application due to the Velcro closures. These collars feature a chin rest to maximize the amount of support and immobilization of the brace and also has a hole for ventilation/medical respiratory reasons.