Neck brace – AHA! There are lots of front fastening ones out thereJanuary 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Posted in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Me, arthrits, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pai | 4 Comments
Tags: RA, Rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, hospital, neck brace, neck pain, cervical collar, neck collar, shoulder pain, physio, physiotherapy
I had another physio session today – a very good one. Although I actually felt slightly worse coming out of the hospital, I feel significantly better now and I’m attributing it, rightly or wrongly, to the physio. Anyway, I mentioned to my physio that back fastening neck braces (aka cervical collars, neck collars etc.) were a pretty stupid idea IMO. She looked rather astonished and then said, ‘Of course! You’re quite right. Well they probably make them … but of course the department will just buy in the cheapest option.’ Yup, that sums up the NHS, but then again, I’m very, VERY glad we’ve got an NHS, for all I moan! There are lots of places on line to buy front-fastening collars. The cheapest one I’ve found is here but there are lots of other options. I shall be buying one just as soon as some of my clients pay me!