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According to the patient, the pain subsided, and a rigid cervical collar was applied to be maintained for 8 weeks, day and night, whereupon the patient was discharged.
Cervical spine immobilization, including a rigid cervical collar and long board, is applied immediately when the identifiable symptoms (discussed previously) are present to minimize risk for further injury.
Spinal immobilization and placement of a rigid cervical collar should begin in the field, continue to the Emergency Department, and then on to the Intensive Care Unit until it has been determined by physical examination and radiographic studies that there is no injury.