I am home after my ADCF on C5-6 and C6-7. My surgery took about 4 hours and I spent 1 night in the ICU. My doctor is telling me that i have to wear my hard neck brace for 6 weeks straight. I have read on here that some doctors want you to wear the brace all the time and some do not. I think it makes sense to only wear the brace when you are in danger of falling or having an accident so it makes me wonder if I will do damage if I do not wear it all the time. I know that I should listen to my doctor but when doctors suggest different options for the same situation it makes me wonder? Anyone have an answer, or even what your doctors said to do and if your recovery was quick or slow?