Cervical collars which are also known as neck braces are generally used for the purpose of supporting a person’s neck. These are commonly used during accident or injuries for the purpose of maintaining the body of the patient, especially head at level.
The soft type of cervical collar is very flexible, yet least limiting. It is for chronic conditions. It cannot be used in extreme conditions as it can cause further damage due to its flexibility. The risk of further fracture is greater in patients who are suffering from medical conditions such as Osteoporosis.