A member asked:

Neck tendonitis. is 3 weeks with a neck brace too long? scared about muscle atrophy. doc insists 3 wks bracing then physio to restore muscles, ?

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: Yes, in my opinion, 3 weeks in a neck brace is too long for a simple cervical strain. If you still need to wear a neck brace 3 weeks after injury, then further studies such an MRI should be considered. If it is just a strain, collar rarely used long secondary to causing iatrogenic stiffness and atrophy.

Answered 6/29/2017



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