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soft collar ??

VerminatorVVerminator Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
soft collars after Posterior Cervical Laminectomy??
I had a pre op visit with the NS. He said I wont need a collar after surgery.......what?! Anyone else need one or not use one. I am afraid of moving in bed and moving the muscles in my neck. I know that will hurt.....
comments ?
My surgery is tomorrow, Wednesday.


  • There are plenty of surgeons who don't use them based upon the condition and the surgery they are doing. After a posterior forminatomy I didn't have a collar either. Keep in mind that collars only further break down the muscles making them weaker and recovery longer. If you trust this surgeon to do the surgery then trust that he/she is giving you good advice.
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