My neck is still numb almost two months after surgery. Is this normal? My doctor said when they cut they can hit a nerve and it should get better. How long does it take? It doesn't hurt, it' just annoying and the stitches itch. Doc said they take three months to dissolve. I went for PT and she made me lay on my stomach and put heat on my neck and I think the thing was too heavy. I took one Soma and feel better. She made me ride the bike and I've been in a lot of pain ever since Thursday. My doc said if PT hurts then to stop, so when do I resume? That he never told me. I guess another call is needed.