I've got my lower back fusion out of the way, and scheduled for fusion and surgery on 2 nerves compressing spinal cord on my neck on March 30th. I'm using the list of pre-surgery and post-surgery suggestions already posted at the beginning. I have a question about neck brace. I wore a brace for my lower back for 2 months. Will they discuss a brace for my neck when I go for my pre-op, or should I call my surgeon and ask now? My surgery only pays 80%, so I need to know how much money I'll need for this.