What is a Philadelphia Collar and how is it different than a soft neck collar? The main difference is the firmness. A Philadelphia collar is a type of neck brace used to keep your neck and head in the correct position after an injury to the spinal cord, and neck area. This gives your injured spinal column and the ligaments time to heal. It also helps support and align your spine and neck muscles. This rigid collar keeps your neck from moving forward, bending backward, and your head from turning. Staying in bed may cause many pressure sores, blood clots, and other health problems. The Philadelphia Neck Brace lets you get out of bed and start moving sooner after your injury for faster healing. The Philadelphia collar is composed of hard plastic, with double velcro straps to keep it closed. It consists of a front piece with a chin cup, and a curved back piece that fits against the lower part of your skull (head).
This Philadelphia Cervical Collar is designed for symptomatic relief of neck pain or injury. Composed of molded and shaped lightweight foam plastic, this collar features air holes for ventilation, rigid occipital and mandible posts, and double Velcro closure. The shaped chin area is lined with moleskin.