Whether using the lycra or polycotton, the elasto-gel cervical collar wrap offers the same healing properties. The cervical collar provides relief for muscular and soft tissue neck injuries. The lycra cover is endowed with 4-way stretch with a loop in the back, letting the velcro stick anywhere on the collar creating a custom fit every time. While the cotton cover has a velcro hook, which is the only place to position the velcro strap to hold the collar in place. The wrap can be used for either hot or cold therapy. Using the wrap for cold therapy soothes acute/sharp pain such as whiplash and muscle strains. On the other hand, heat therapy eases reoccurring pain like old injuries.
For cold therapy: store the wrap in the freezer for a minimum of two hours. It may be left in the freezer indefinitely until ready to use. It will remain flexible even at -28℃. Remove the wrap prior to defrosting the freezer. Note: always store products in a plastic bag while in freezer.
For heat therapy: the most convenient method of heating the wrap is in a microwave oven. Suggested heating times: 600-700 watt microwave: 30-45 seconds per side, 1100 watt: 30 seconds per side. Note: all microwaves very in heating and may have "hot spots" Be cautious when heating. Wait one minute before using.