What are the types of pneumatic cervical collars?

Cervical collars

 

At Discount Medical Supplies, you can find two types of pneumatic cervical collars, and as in Gnosticism, our pneumatics are of the highest order. The first type is the Pneu-Trac Cervical Collar Traction. This is a soft, light, and easy to use alternative to conventional over-door cervical traction products. It provides relief through a hand-held bulb-inflated collar that gives patients the freedom to adjust air pressure accordingly to the cervical distraction level required. The benefits of this device include:

·         Mobile cervical traction.

·         Relief of neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spine or disc anomalies.

·         Controllable pressure.

·         Wearable in all places and situations.

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Putting it on

1.       Place front of collar against palm of your right hand. Close your hand in the shape of a ‘U,’ catching the two corners of the chin support between your thumb and forefinger.

2.       Tilt your head forward and place chin support under your chin. Pinch your thumb and forefinger to get a feel of the edge of the jawbone. If properly placed, you should feel the rounded bottom pad against your chest.

3.       Hold the collar in place and slide your left hand around to the left side of the brace until your fingers meet at the center of the back of your neck. Repeat with your right hand until the fingers of both hands meet.

4.       Keep pressure on the brace with the heel of your left hand, and slide the closure flap toward your right hand. When the hook and pile make contact, grab the closure flap with your right fingers to steer the closure evenly between the round padding at the top and the bottom of the collar. Be careful not to overtight or overinflate.

5.       Check in a mirror that the chin support is centered. The collar should be loose enough that you can grab it with both your hands -thumbs under lower padding and fingers over upper padding- and freely rotate it.  

6.       The inflator bulb has a thumb screw valve. Turning it counterclockwise opens it to release air; turning it clockwise closes it and keeps pressure. This allows for both intermittent and static cervical stretch.

Intermittent traction

Static traction

·         Recommended for initial use.

·         Comfortably seated with head slightly lowered, relax shoulders and neck. Take several slow, deep breaths and relax with each exhalation.

·         Squeeze the bulb 4-6 times and relax. Check to see that the bladder is evenly inflated and that the brace is not too tight. Adjust as needed. Squeeze 4-5 more times until a mild stretch is felt. Breathe easy and relax with each exhale. Keep relaxing while dropping your shoulders and chin. Hold for up to 2 min. as long as there is no discomfort.

·         Comfortably seated with head slightly lowered, relax shoulders and neck. Take several slow, deep breaths and relax with each exhalation.

·         Squeeze the bulb 4-6 times and relax. Check to see that the bladder is evenly inflated and that the brace is not too tight. Adjust as needed.

·         Squeeze 4-5 more times until a mild stretch is felt. Breathe easy and relax with each exhale. Keep relaxing while dropping your shoulders and chin. Hold for up to 5-8 min. as long as there is no discomfort.

·         Limit session to 12-15 min. Release air slowly and relax for 30 seconds before removing collar.

 

The other type of pneumatic cervical collars is the Pneu Neck II Portable Pneumatic Cervical Collar Traction. This inflatable, adjustable traction therapy device offers soft stretch, and is covered with resistant and snugly velvet-like velour.

Specs

Relieves

·         Three layers  and three air chambers

·         Straightens neck

·         Easy to apply

·         One size fits most

·         Neck pain and tension

·         Tight muscles

·         Joint pain

·         Swollen discs

·         Pinched nerves

·         Osteoarthritis

·         Tension headaches

·         More