The Elasto Gel Cervical Collar Provides Hot Or Cold Therapy
Last Updated on October 6, 2017 by Cassie Lyons
If you suffer from muscle pain on a regular basis, then the Elasto-gel Cervical Collar is a great way to help you find some much needed relief without having to take a trip to the therapist. Designed to fit around your neck to treat your upper back, the cervical collar is quick to heat and releases that heat into your muscles, providing increased circulation to help relax your muscles and remove built up toxins. The gel collar heats in the microwave for easy use and can retain the heat for 20-30 minutes It is designed as a quick treatment to be used in place of longer lasting, more expensive hot or cold therapy pads. The unit uses a flexible high glycerine gel that transfers hot and cold therapy comfortably and will not leak if punctured.
Many of the reviews I researched showed that the Elasto cold or hot cervical collar fits well. That leads one to believe that it is designed to fit snuggly on a variety of different body types and sizes, which is a plus. You can also order the same Elasto gel pack in different “configurations” meaning that if you need something like this for your knee or elbow, you could get that, instead.
It doesn’t stay hot very long. If you are looking for a quick heat treatment, then the Elasto collar is a good choice. But you are going to have to run back and forth to the microwave every 15 minutes or so, according to one review I read online. Many of the other reviews pointed out the additional flaw that you will need to spend some time experimenting with your microwave to find the right time to heat the gel pad. If you leave it in too long it could burn you, and taking it out too quickly won’t provide the relief that you need.
So What’s The Scoop?
Overall the reviews showed that the Elasto-gel flexible cervical collar was a hit. The few complaints seem to revolve around the short time period the collar holds its heat. But the product wasn’t designed to keep your neck warm for many hours. If you can get over the fact that you will need to play with your microwave for the first few tries to get the temperature just right, the reviews I saw indicate that you will have a great fitting collar that provides temporary relief to your sore aches and muscles. At far less than half the cost of other similar products (which are very hard to find) this is a great choice for anyone looking for a quick relief from sore muscles around the neck and upper back.