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Cervical collar

Soft neck brace and hard neck brace, showing person wearing soft neck brace

Cervical collars, also called neck braces, are sometimes used to support the neck for a short time. They may be soft and made from felt, foam, or rubber. Or they may be hard and made from plastic. The soft collar allows a little more movement than the hard collar.

Current as of: November 16, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine