Hi everyone, looking to whine I guess to people who have been there.(surgery feb 3) 9 weeks post op, C567 titanium cage, plate in front and the usual screws to hold it all in place. Miami J collar since feb 6the. No collar from the third till the 6th. Was told at 8 weeks to wear a medium foam collar but my neck goes completely red. Anyway thats not the problem. I can turn my head to the right but not to the left, burning in my neck if i look down, and burning in my left ear. Is this all normal for being this far along. Went to see the surgeon two weeks ago and he never even looked at me, talked to me, or asked me any questions. Looked at the xray, talked to the junior doc and left. Will it be okay if i dont wear collar. Experience is the best so i will wait for replies. Thanks everyone in advance.