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What are cervical pillows and collars?

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Cervical pillows (neck pillows) partially immobilize the neck while you sleep.

Soft cervical collars don't stabilize the neck. Instead, they serve as a reminder to use good posture and range of motion techniques. Rigid cervical collars do immobilize the neck but are uncomfortable for long-term use.

SOURCES: 

Korthals-de Bos, I. , 2003.  British Medical Journal

Hoving, J. , 2002.  Annals of Internal Medicine

American Chiropractic Association: "Chiropractic and Neck Pain: Conservative Care of Cervical Pain, Injury."

Smith, W. , 2003. Neurology

Chung, T. , 2002. Radiology

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh.

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on February 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

Korthals-de Bos, I. , 2003.  British Medical Journal

Hoving, J. , 2002.  Annals of Internal Medicine

American Chiropractic Association: "Chiropractic and Neck Pain: Conservative Care of Cervical Pain, Injury."

Smith, W. , 2003. Neurology

Chung, T. , 2002. Radiology

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh.

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on February 16, 2019

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