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A 37-year-old female asked:

Hit my head on floor. went to hospital. have muscle spasms in neck. told to wear neck collar. how long should i wear it. how long before it heals?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
One or two days.: The reason for the collar is suspected ligamentous injury based on mechanism which imaging didn't pick up. The problem with the use of the collar for more than a few days is weakening of neck muscles and predisposition to more injury. If it causes neck spams, take it off.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2013

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