Cervical Therapy Collar Instructions

Using your Cervical Therapy Collar

This therapy collar can help relieve the pressure on the muscles and discs in the cervical spine, improve posture, and reduce inflammation when using an ice pack

  1. The collar will be fitted to you in-office
  2. Keeping the left Velcro strap secured, remove the right Velcro strap to take the collar on and off
  3. Place the ice pack provided in the cloth case that will Velcro to the back of the collar
  4. Place the collar around your neck, ensuring none of the cushions are folded
  5. Secure the right side Velcro strap so the collar is snug but comfortable
  6. Use the hand pump to inflate the back of the collar. Pump until you feel a little bit of pressure
  7. After 20 minutes, deflate the pump using the release valve, remove the collar and take out the ice pack
  8. Put the collar back on without the ice pack and repump for the last 10 minutes of use
  9. After 30 minutes, remove the collar

Important Instructions

  • It is recommended to wear the collar for 20-30 minutes per day
  • Wear this while you are doing sedentary activities such as working on the computer or watching television
  • DO NOT wear the therapy collar while driving since it will limit the range of motion in your neck
  • Do not use the left Velcro strap to take off or tighten
  • Although the doctor has prescribed for you to wear the collar for 20-30 minutes a day, start using it for 20 minutes at a time the first few days to avoid soreness
  • After a few days, work up to the full 30 minute period
  • Remember to put the ice pack back in the freezer so that is ready for use the next day

Caring for your Cervical Therapy Collar

For any questions or concerns about application or use, contact your Complete Care Doctor at your treating location.