The pictures above are of me when I wore my neck brace. These were taken about eight or nine months after my accident, when I was 16 years old. After getting my halo removed in February of 2003, I was ordered to wear this neck brace until I was fully healed. I remember not liking it very much, although it was a lot better than having metal screwed into my skull. After wearing this brace for a few months I switched to a soft collared brace. That one was even worse, and I mostly only wore it when I had a doctors appointment.