I have had 2 surgerys in my lumbar area and just had my 2nd in my cervical area. This last one was done on Monday Nov. 12. I don't feel none of the pain I felt before surgery. I have to wear a hard collar fir at least 4 weeks becquse they could not put in plate with bolts and screws neck to small. Very uncomfortable to sleep only sleeping about an hour at a time.