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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
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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