I was given an aspen collar after a C1 Fracture on my right on Jan 30. The last drs. appointment which was after 6 weeks showed I was healing and don't need surgery. I have been in the brace for 8 weeks and for some reason I have had problems wearing the brace since day 1. To me this brace causes more pain and I hate it. I let the neuro know this but he didn't say much. He did give permission to be without it if I am not doing anything and sleeping. This was a relief but now I realize that I still need something to support me. I have currently asked for a different brace to see if it would make a difference.
However, today I wore a cheap collar for some relief and still had pain. The pain begins when I am walking or doing some type of movement. The pain starts is on my left. It starts out very light and increases. It is a shooting like pain. It feels like something compressing the left area. I have walked without the brace and do not feel such pain. Has anyone experience this?