Hi About 4 Weeks Ago I Had A 3 Level
You should be fine with a soft collar.
Thank you for getting back.
I have noted your clinical details. I agree that at this stage, hard cervical collar is not mandatory. Soft cervical collar would also serve the purpose. The whole idea of a cervical collar is to prevent any sudden or excessive neck movement. If you are cautious on your own to avoid any jerky or sudden neck movement, soft cervical collar would also serve the purpose. Some situations where sudden neck movements can occur are- while driving on road sudden brakes are applied, or if there is an elevated speed breaker on roads; turning back when someone calls from behind, etc.
So, we expect good outcomes with a soft cervical collar too.
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