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How to use a cervical collar.
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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
I found the drugstore type way too hot, too rigid and therefore uncomfortable.  

For me, ymmv, this soft black Caldera 'neck rest' <$20 is like a dream to wear and does the job.  

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#12
RE: How to use a cervical collar.
I have been using that exact one.  Works really great.
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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
(11-25-2017, 03:32 PM)WillSleep Wrote: I found the drugstore type way too hot, too rigid and therefore uncomfortable.  

For me, ymmv, this soft black Caldera 'neck rest' <$20 is like a dream to wear and does the job.  

I have been searching for a better crevice brace.  I have a 17.5 inch neck (neck shirt size).  Would the Large Caldera Ne k Rest fit me comfortably?

Thank you
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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
My collar is of soft foam and goes round 80% of my neck, the rest is velcro.

It is slightly narrower where my chin rests on. When fitted, I can insert 2-3 fingers into it between collar and neck. My therapy has improved massively since the night I first slept with it and now I just cannot sleep without it. In summer it can get hot but it helps with draft proofing my neck with the cooler winter nights.

Have to say success also was earned in association with my change from a FFM to the nasal pillows.
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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
(11-25-2017, 10:46 PM)CZOscar Wrote:
(11-25-2017, 03:32 PM)WillSleep Wrote: I found the drugstore type way too hot, too rigid and therefore uncomfortable.  

For me, ymmv, this soft black Caldera 'neck rest' <$20 is like a dream to wear and does the job.  

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I have been searching for a better crevice brace.  I have a 17.5 inch neck (neck shirt size).  Would the Large Caldera Ne k Rest fit me comfortably?

Thank you


Hi CZOscar,

I have been traveling and just logged back in.

" I have a 17.5 inch neck (neck shirt size).  Would the Large Caldera Ne k Rest fit me comfortably? "

I currently wear a 16.5" in collar but it is just a hair too tight and 30 lbs ago I was wearing a 17.5" collar. 


I am going to reply to your question with not exactly a 100% straightforward  answer:    " YES / Um, well Maybe"

The "YES" part:  I sometimes wear the collar loose enough to get my fist between my neck and my collar.  So yes for sure my collar would fit on your neck with ease and not have a painful goofy part scratching your neck with on.  

The "Um, well Maybe" part:   I know my fist fits because I like to wear the collar loose, breezy and comfy.   So while my specific collar will fit you, you might not be able to wear it as loose as you like.

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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
It will fit but be tight. The large officially goes to 17.25".

I have a 17.5" neck and it does close but it's barely closed and possible to come off if you're super active sleeper.

I had concidered getting some extra velcro but it wasn't really necessary after I broke it in. 

Anthony
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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
(12-09-2017, 12:43 AM)dracus Wrote: It will fit but be tight. The large officially goes to 17.25".

I have a 17.5" neck and it does close but it's barely closed and possible to come off if you're super active sleeper.

I had concidered getting some extra velcro but it wasn't really necessary after I broke it in. 

Anthony

Hi Anthony. I am in bed with Amara View Mask Reading with New recommended cervical brace around my neck - comfortabltpy.  I had to extend the Velcro on a Walmart Barcelona but I don’t think I will need to on the very comfortable brace.

Thank you.  Willl need to order another size large (large made) for a spare.

Still having mask issues but closing in.  Exhausted been reading fascination book.  The zworlds Wortst Journey by Apsley Cherry-Garrard written in 1922 about the fatal Antartica Scott expiation.  Impossiblrpe to put down 

Thanks again best cervical brace I’ve used.  NowI need best possible chin strap - any suggestions?

Nite nite and  Thanks
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#18
RE: How to use a cervical collar.
Hello CZOscar,

I use an adjustable Ruby chinstrap with good results. It is comfortable and helps me keep my big mouth shut. The PapCap and the Ultimate Chinstrap have been given good recommendations as well. Whichever chinstrap you use, be sure to follow the manufacturer's guide on sizing to insure a good fit. Keep in mind you my have to wear it more on your jaw than on your chin in order to keep it from pushing your chin back.
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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
(12-09-2017, 11:58 AM)pupcamper Wrote: Hello CZOscar,

I use an adjustable Ruby chinstrap with good results. It is comfortable and helps me keep my big mouth shut. The PapCap and the Ultimate Chinstrap have been given good recommendations as well. Whichever chinstrap you use, be sure to follow the manufacturer's guide on sizing to insure a good fit. Keep in mind you my have to wear it more on your jaw than on your chin in order to keep it from pushing your chin back.

Thanks

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RE: How to use a cervical collar.
CZOoscar, Glad to see you found a solution.    


I am replying again for the sake of board 'data quality' / information completeness on my earlier post.  

These came to mind after my last post.

1) I agree with what dracus wrote..  likely would have been too tight for a 17.5" neck when first purchased, seemed to loosen up and stretch out nicely in the first week.

2)  In my experience this Caldera brace (and the other brace I tried) to achieve my intended goals of 'A) reducing jaw drop forward' and B) reducing likelihood of 'mouth breathing' while I sleep the the front of the brace needs to extends / sticks out forward enough from the front of my neck to rest near the end of my jaw.  

After being broken in by wearing a few nights the Large sized Caldera neck rest (along with other tips in the forum) is doing a great job of achieving these goals.    Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully I have retired the pap-cap and ruby brace.

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