Cervical collar

Cervical collar

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: June 26, 2019

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