On Nov. 3 2009 I had surgery on my Neck/Back. I had three ruptured disk C5-C6, C6-C7, and C7-T1. The surgery took 5 1/2 hours. Was really pleased with the Dr. and his staff but I was sent home in a Philadelphia collar. I have had a lot of pain ever since the surgery. I no longer have to hold my right arm above my head but I am still in a lot of pain. It is very hard to sleep in this collar and it feels like it has lost some of its form, making it more uncomfortable to wear. I was told by others that I should have been fitted for a Miami J collar. Should I go out and get this collar? Will it help? I am still having to wear the one they sent me home with and might be in it for some time they say, since it was a level 3 fusion. Of course I am new to all of this. I am a 36 year old male and I fell off of a ladder which got me this way. I could use all the advice anyone can give. I have broken a lot of bones in my life and have had enough stitches to go around the world I believe, but I have NEVER been in this much pain. Thanks in advance for any advice.