i am now 2 wks out from cervical fusion of 3/4 and 6/7
no complications this time around and i have to say my hands are numb-free and i feel really great
i am also 3 yrs out of a back fusion of the L4/5 S1 as well
and while i still have issues w/ that part of my back i think i am finally making progress
my question is this
if anyone else had 2 levels done at the same time how long do you wear the soft collar for?
also what kind of PT have you also done?
PT for my back just sucked! since i had had 3 prior surgeries in the same spot i have no muscle between the scare and the hardware which made PT painful
saw my surgeron on weds and he told me 3-6 months for the collar and PT next month
i can have driving privalges back if i stay local but i don't see how since i have a collar on and i cannot turn my head...we live in a small town so major roads is not an issue
just wondering how someone else came thru this kind of surgery any news is greatly appreciated