Neck supports can be used in the treatment of a stiff neck, neck pain and related conditions. The Vulkan Neck Collar is a soft collar designed to provide support and to help carry the weight of the head; this relieves strain on the neck muscles. A semi-rigid collar is especially effective in reducing stress on the ligaments and muscle tissue, along with the pain associated with a whiplash injury.
Whiplash injuries often result from car accidents or sudden jolts which causes the head and neck to move rapidly in relation to the rest of the body. This motion can over-stretch the muscle and ligament tissue at the back of the neck, which in turn results in a siff and painful neck. Following such an injury wearing a collar is ideal for reducing stress to these areas and giving added support.
For further comfort and to reduce any possible friction on the skin from a collar, PhysioRoom.com recommends the Mueller All Purpose Wonder Wrap which provides a non slip surfaces that's soft, comfortable and easy to apply.