I'm 7 days post op c6/c7 and my first day I didn't wear the aspen brace all day. Now I didn't do anything but stay propped up in bed all day and relax, answer emails, etc. nothing strenuous or requiring movement. My neck is dull aching in the back at the level I had treated. Is this normal? A sign my fusion is failing? Guess I'm just a bit paranoid since I haven't really had any pain in that area so far in my recovery. I've put the brace back on for the past hour or 2 but still achy.