Collar Trench in cervical osteochondrosis: the correct application

Collar Trench – orthopedic product that helps in various diseases of the back, usually made of soft polyurethane foam with differing stiffness. The fixture is used in many different diseases, the collar Trench in cervical osteochondrosis can help relieve pain and ease other symptoms of the disease.

Collar Trench with cervical osteochondrosis

Correct neck brace is always quite comfortable to wear, the neck is tightly fixed by limiting the movement of the head and holding it in the proper terms of anatomy position. Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine collar Trench will help the muscles to relax, relieve stress and get rid of the main manifestations of the disease.

In General, osteochondrosis of the cervical brace worn for the following reasons:

  1. Eliminate painful sensations. Collar Trench provides strong fixation of the head and neck in an anatomically correct position, helping to reduce pain. Is the pain in the muscles, no longer dizzy, is numb.
  2. Strengthening the muscular frame of his neck. If in severe forms of osteoarthritis to wear the collar of a Trench, the treatment will be most effective, fortified muscles is not immediately attempt to return to the wrong position. The brace provides long-term effect of therapy.
  3. The restoration of normal blood flow in the vessels of the neck and cerebral circulation. Osteochondrosis vessels are often constricted, the brain does not receive normal amounts of oxygen, why there is constant fatigue and dizziness. When wearing the brace, the vertebrae fall into place, ceasing to squeeze blood vessels.
  4. Eliminating feelings of numbness, fatigue, normalization of sleep. With the disappearance of the pain syndrome disappears vegetative symptoms of degenerative disc disease, which sometimes is not always directly associated with disease of the cervical spine.

Main is to correctly choose and wear the collar to the use of the bandage brought exclusively use. When irrational use of spine condition can only get worse, also not all cases of osteoarthritis the wearing of a collar do you want.

Positive feedback from doctors on high performance tools with cervical osteochondrosis. In severe forms of the disease the device helps to restore the normal functioning of the cervical spine.

Important! Before using the collar of the Trench it is necessary to consult with your doctor.

Instructions for use

To wearing a collar do not cause deterioration of the disease, you should know how to choose, wear, what are contraindications, in which the use of the bandage is dangerous to health.

The use of a brace may be indicated in most diseases of the neck muscles, spine, nerves and vessels cervical. It is even used for fatigue, sore muscles after heavy physical exertion. Due to the warming effect improves blood circulation, pain gone.

In some cases, the use of the collar of the Trench is completely contraindicated. In the first place, it cannot be worn if the cervical spine is completely loose, as in this case requires complete immobility, which can not be provided this kind of bandage.

Instructions for use of the collar

Therefore, before you need to consult a doctor to be examined. They usually require x-rays of the cervical, sometimes you need an MRI or CT scan if diagnosis is difficult. Making sure wearing the brace won't hurt and will benefit when the disease, choose the most suitable kind of collar.

Important! It is not recommended to wear the collar Trench in the presence of inflammatory diseases of the skin in the area of the cervical.
How to choose

To benefit from wearing a collar it's important to choose one correctly. Bandage not suitable in size and other criteria, can provoke the deterioration of the disease, grate the skin and squeeze the blood vessels and cause discomfort.

To correctly determine the size of the bandage, you need to measure the following parameters. Measurements should be taken standing straight, look should be in front, the head should not lift up:

  • distance from clavicula to chin – height of the collar;
  • neck circumference – its volume.

In accordance with the measured parameters should be selected brace. When trying on the right, you should pay attention to how he sits. The front upper part of the brace to touch the lower jaw, the lower stretch in the chest, the pressure of the collar should not cause discomfort. Rear top brace needs to support the base of the skull, the lower part should end at the base of the neck.

How to choose

You should also pay attention to whether there is enough tightly locked neck, the mobility of the head should be almost completely restricted. Thus it is necessary to ensure that the collar never rubs, not presses on the skin too much.

Should not buy a collar without trying to acquire orthopaedic products is exclusively in the checked up shops. When inspecting things to ensure that there are no different defects.

How to wear

In each individual case, the rules of wearing can be, however, usually try to adhere to the following scheme. It is worth considering that if you wear the bandage more than is required, the disease may progress.

In General you should not wear the collar for longer than 2 – 3 hours a day total. This means that you can wear a bandage twice a day, such as morning and evening 1.5 hours depending on the needs and physician. If the osteoarthritis is in the running form, wearing time can be increased, but not by much. While wearing the collar should not engage in vigorous activity. The best time is in the evening at home after work or school to relax tense muscles and recover after a hard day.

If there is a feeling that the bandage is too tight, you should consult with your doctor and opt for a milder model. If it seems that he, on the contrary, not enough firmly holding the neck, should choose a more rigid model.

In General, the collar Trench in osteochondrosis of the cervical are less than a month, the specific term established by the attending physician. As the disease of the spine quite difficult to treat completely, the bandage may be required for a long period of time.


The average cost of orthopedic appliances – 300 – 500 rubles, it depends on the model and related option. I advise you not to save when buying such products, especially when you consider that wearing a collar will have a long time.

The analogue of the collar and you can make your own at home. It should strictly follow the instructions, then the makeshift bandage will be on the properties is quite similar to the factory product.

How to make collar Trench own at home?

How to make collar Trench own at home

The design of the collar is quite simple, you can do it yourself, if it is not possible to buy a suitable product. If wearing a homemade collar is uncomfortable, you should abandon it. In General, to make a bandage, use the following:

  1. You need to take measurements from the neck of a soft fabric cut two rectangles, width – height neck length neck circumference. The allowances to add on two inches.
  2. A rectangle with the same parameters need to carve out of quite flexible but dense foam. It should not be replaced by anything.
  3. Rectangles of fabric you need to sew three sides, leaving a hole for the foam to turn on the front side, insert foam, and sew.
  4. You need to try on the finished collar, mark the spot for the Velcro, sew on Velcro. Collar ready.

Note that homemade collar may not be identical in properties with the factory. In General the wearing of tie and analogues can significantly improve the situation in osteochondrosis of the cervical. Do not forget about the treatment, the collar of the Trench can help, just entering the full complex of necessary procedures.