I am 3 1/2 weeks post op from an anterior cervical fusion with tataniam plate and screw. I still don't have my voice except for a haspy hoarse whisper. I was able to take my collar off last week and now I am in more pain than I was when I came home. I feel all kinds of pains through my mid and lower back and I did not have that while I was wearing the collar. I am getting really worried that I have something else going on. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it normal? I feel like I was doing better and then once my collar came off, it has gotten worse. Any information would really be appreciated! Thanks!!!