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Would a neck brace help with my nrvk pain?

Would a neck brace help with my nrvk pain?

No way to tell: Without knowing what is causing your neck pain i could not answer that. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How can I sleep with a Miami J neck brace applied?

How can I sleep with a Miami J neck brace applied?

SPINAL COLLAR: Review website for proper sizing and fitting on www.spinalcollar.com. Discuss with your doctor appropriate pain control and use of low dose ambien/lunesta/rozerem ...Read more

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I got a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

I got a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

6 to 10 weeks: The majority heal with conservative care. On average, if it is going to heal on it's own, it will do so in 6-10 weeks. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've got neck problems and sleep in a neck brace. I am looking for a new brace. Any suggestions?

I've got neck problems and sleep in a neck brace. I am looking for a new brace. Any suggestions?

Why?: see if you really need one?--go to a new MD/DO and see if still necessary.... if so then ask what they'd recommend or refer you to... most people save for traumatic situations don't need neck braces.... ...Read more

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What kind of neck brace can I use for my craniocervical instability when I also have TMJ problems?

What kind of neck brace can I use for my craniocervical instability when I also have TMJ problems?

Confirm diagnosis : CCI is a serious condition of hereditary or traumatic origin such as a serious auto collision. While I have no expertise with CCI, I have spent 45 years treating TMJ and can tell you that any kind of cervical brace will make your TMJ much worse. If your CCI was diagnosed by a chiropractor, have the condition confirmed by an Orthopaedist. If (s)he does not concur, seek treatment for your TMJ. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

What to do if I have a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

Herniated disc: The pain from a herniated disc in the neck will improve with anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxers, neck exercises, and physical therapy. Cervical traction can reduce the radiating arm pain. Cortisone injections and nerve blocks can reduce neck and arm pain also. A neck brace reduces range of motion and often increases the pain. The pain should resolve within six weeks. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc  disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

There : There is some variation on the usage of neck braces from doctor to doctor. Surgery at 1 disk level may not require a neck brace, surgery at 2 levels usually requires a brace and surgery at 3 or more levels requires a brace. Good luck! ...Read more

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Friend fractured neck at c6-c7 10 years ago. He has fully recovered. Should he reapply his neck brace whenever pain episodes appear?

Friend fractured neck at c6-c7 10 years ago. He has fully recovered. Should he reapply his neck brace whenever pain episodes appear?

If you R solidly-: -healed no need 2. It the symptoms R the same as before, put it on & get back 2 C Ur spine surgeon. ASD (adjacent segment disease) is common after this length of time. No emergency but get in 2 C him/her. ...Read more

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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 more

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How long do I need to wear the neck brace after a cervical disc replacement surgery?

Typically: You were the brace mostly for comfort but instructions vary based on surgery and surgeon. If in doubt call your surgeons office and verify your discharge instructions. ...Read more

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Hi. friend has weird habits like snapping fingers for no reason, wearing a neck brace but no injury also said he heard voices in mind before. Ideas?

Hi. friend has weird habits like snapping fingers for no reason, wearing a neck brace  but no injury also said he heard voices in mind before. Ideas?

Not definite, but...: Snapping fingers can be a nervous habit, and normal. Wearing an unneeded neck brace seems odd, possibly delusional. Truly hearing voices is an auditory hallucination. In fact this CAN be a normal part of grief or separation, such as "hearing" your dead grandmother. Unfamiliar voices making assertions is common in psychotic disorders- depression and schizophrenia. It's possible he needs help. ...Read more

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Have persistent cervicogenic headaches. Dx with bone spurs c2-c5. Wearing neck brace for 2-3 hrs/day for relief. Is this ok? Prefer to avoid meds.

Have persistent cervicogenic headaches. Dx  with bone spurs c2-c5. Wearing neck brace for 2-3 hrs/day for relief. Is this ok? Prefer to avoid meds.

Tension headaches?: Cervical bone spurs do not cause pain in and of themselves. Many patients with spurs don't have any symptoms. There is little to no correlation, for the most part, between cervical x-ray findings and the presence or absence of symptoms. It's quite likely that your headaches may be from another cause, such as tension or stress headaches. See http://bit.ly/1v0GgZh http://bit.ly/1t1LbhG ...Read more

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How long do I need to wear a neck brace for a neck fracture?

How long do I need to wear a neck brace for a neck fracture?

Discuss with MD: The duration of bracing is highly dependent on the type of fracture. You need to discuss this with your spine surgeon who is treating you. ...Read more

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Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7, in pain, wearing neck brace. Was told hanging my head upside down is good for recovery. Any truth in that?

Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7, in pain, wearing neck brace. Was told hanging my head upside down is good for recovery. Any truth in that?

This would be like: Doing traction by letting gravity do the pulling off loading your neck. Traction may help if the position is tolerable for you for this degenerative issue in your neck. ...Read more

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C2 neck fracture with halo neck brace. How long will i be wearing this?

C2 neck fracture with halo neck brace. How long will i be wearing this?

Spine surgeon: I think that in your case, you need to find this out from your spine surgeon. I assume that you have one who fitted you with the halo. ...Read more

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I had a C2 fracture and have been wearing a neck brace. Been told to take neck brace off after 3 months and now get pain in upper back near scapula?

I had a C2 fracture and have been wearing a neck brace. Been told to take neck brace off after 3 months and now get pain in upper back near scapula?

Re check: The source of your discomfort may be that the muscles in the back of your neck that support your head maybe weak from not having been used during the time the brace was on. It may also be that the nerves that exit the area where the fracture was are still slightly impinged or may be still recovering from the original injury. Best to be reevaluated by the surgeon who did your procedure ...Read more

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Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Yes you can: yes you can if it is making you more comfortable. you need to apply heat, and take muscle relaxant. and pain medication like naproxen or ibuprofen. not better get MRI to make sure that there is no internal damages ...Read more