Patient & Visitor Alert: Because flu cases are on the rise, starting February 24, children 12 and younger
will be restricted from visiting hospitals and certain inpatient facilities throughout Carolinas HealthCare System. Learn more.

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Patient Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to wear a neck brace/cervical collar?
The brace prevents movement that could worsen spinal injuries. We will remove the collar as soon as it is safe.