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Serious neck pain. No trauma no op hx. Mri showed degen. C-spine with multiple protrusions of discs.Does it help to wear cervical collar all day long?

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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Collars are usually not helpful unless you have a fracture.
You should mobilize your neck and do physical therapy.

In brief: No

Collars are usually not helpful unless you have a fracture.
You should mobilize your neck and do physical therapy.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Prolonged immobilization will more likely prolong your recovery and may be detrimental to your long-term function.
Although the MRI findings sound concerning, these findings are quite common even in people without pain. You should see a physiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.

In brief: No

Prolonged immobilization will more likely prolong your recovery and may be detrimental to your long-term function.
Although the MRI findings sound concerning, these findings are quite common even in people without pain. You should see a physiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Dr. Scott Naftulin
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
I couldn't agree more. All of us are trying to make people better, not improve the picture of your spine, so the images never stand alone. Good luck!!
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