I have known Shane Peters now for approximately six years. He has been my patient for just as long. When he came to me, he was suffering from severe Torticollis -which is stiffening of the neck muscles drawing the head to one side with the chin pointing (usually) toward the other side, and appeared to be a tonic state (or permanent). Various methods of treatment were tried in an effort to rectify this, but to no avail. Shane had been working on a project of making a neck brace out of stiff yet flexible tubing, and over the past year has perfected it. He has told me that he now has a patent on it and hopes to be able to market it. Shane has worn one of these braces he made for the past several months, and has been able to hold his head erect, and feel more confident.
In my observation over the past several months, he has definitely improved, has described less discomfort in his neck, and has a better outlook on life. It appears that he has a good product that can help other people with this condition, or for any condition that a good supportive neck brace would be needed. It is also adjustable so that it can fit anyone. I commend him for his work and foresight, and I recommend it.
Sincerely, Charles Harmston, P.A.-C
6330 E. Thomas Rd, Suite 200 Scottsdale, Az. 85251
Why are Neck Braces Recommended by Doctors?
Cervical Disc Degeneration is a very painful disorder and also one of the most common reasons people have neck pain or a stiff neck. Unfortunately, it can present itself due to aging. As you age, the vertebrae lose strength and this can create problems with the neck disc and other vertebrae. Flexibility decreases and shock becomes difficult for the neck to absorb. This is what leads to neck pain.
Using a high quality neck brace will help to control the pain and in some cases, alleviate it altogether when worn. Keeping the neck in one position will help relieve pressure from the muscles. The risk of movement increasing the pain is eliminated, providing comfort to the neck pain patient.
A neck brace will help with the pain and provide much needed support after a surgical procedure. Non-movement will control the pressure on the neck muscles and offer comfort to the patient.
Neck collars are also prescribed for accident patients. Trauma to the neck muscles can cause pain that requires support. A neck brace is useful not only for these conditions but others as well. There are many other disorders that neck collars can help with.