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Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unstable fractures: A fracture of the neck can vary in severity. Mild fractures may only need observation and severe fractures are often fatal. Unstable fractures require stabilization which may mean a cervical collar, a halo or surgery. Typically unstable fractures of the upper cervical spine are difficult to stabilize in a collar and are more commonly treated with a halo. ...Read more
3-4 months: On average, a halo is used for 3-4 months. ...Read more
Is there something I can get over-the-counter or in medical supply store to replace the halo on my neck?
Probably Not: This picture is a halo. If this is what you have you should not take it off. It should be removed by your physician when your neck is healed. When it is removed you may be transitioned to a cervical collar which can sometimes be found at a medical supply store. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband fractured his C2 a couple of days ago. They did not opt for surgery or a halo and have him in a neck brace and sent him home the day after the incident. Is this a good sign?
Depends: This depends on several things: how experienced was the physician who made the diagnosis & treatmrpent plan, your husband's age & health status, the type of fracture ( classified type 1, 2 or3-which all have different prognosis's) & whether the fracture was non displaced or displaced and by how much it was angulated if at all. You should get an opinion from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postural exercises: There is no one exercise that is best for the neck. For most people, there are a few that are helpful depending on if the exercises are being done for prevention or treatment of injuries. A physical therapist can teach you how to isolate the deep flexors and extensors. Postural alignment exercises (i.e. Chin tuck maneuver) are part of a functional prevention and treatment regimen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consider: Suggest stretching before and get up frequently for 15 seconds to stretch during prolonged sitting. Stretch neck, mid and lower back. Maintain good posture with a chair with good arch support or pillow. Have good lighting and make sure your reading glasses prescription is accurate so you aren't bent over like a "c" and strain your neck and back muscles. Consider a chiropractic visit for adjustment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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