The rationale behind the usage of a neck brace is to immobilize and rest the injured area in the neck. This can provide short term relief to the patient whilst maintaining the neck and head in a neutral position.
However, incorrect usage of the neck brace can also cause the following long-term issues:
- Weakening of the underlying muscles, potentially leading to more chronic issues.
- Chronic stiffness in the neck due to chronic swelling.
- Loss of balance due to long period of inactivity in the neck.
There is a time and place for the usage of neck brace for neck pain and whiplash type of injuries. The general consensus is to only use a neck brace for short term pain relief. Ie. No more than a week after the initial injury. Patients are encouraged to avoid long-term reliance on neck brace and gradually resume normal activities as soon as posible.
To tackle neck pain effectively, our trained chiropractors will go through a thorough analysis to investigate the source of your problem. Book online or call us today on 0481342837 to help with your neck pain.
Common conditions that our chiropractors treat are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 12/83 Mell Road, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on 0481342837 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au