Hi, I had a 4 level ACDF on Oct 15th and was in a Miami J collar for 6 weeks, 24/7 except to shower. After the collar came off my neck hurts to turn it side to side or up and down. It has been off for 3 weeks and i thought that it was just the muscles that were angry, but i am beginning to wonder. Has anyone else had this after wearing the Miami J collar? What was your experience with this. The surgeon wont let me start PT he said it was too early yet.
I really don't want to do anything anymore except sit and not move my neck. If we are going to go anywhere, i take a Vicodin as I know that i will be in pain in no time from moving my neck. I go back to the surgeon in January. I am curious of any one else experience with the collar and how they felt when the collar came off. Any suggestions are appreciated.
4 Level ACDF
October 15th, 2013