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Neck brace issues - losing my mind

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  • I know it is pain and suffering in itself but you must do EXACTLY what your Doctor says. I did so for 3 long months and I could not take it off at all! Not even in the shower. Why? In order for other things to heal. Yes, I suppose u can look at it as counter productive, but there is a reason for the brace, even if it means creating weakness within those neck muscles. A good PT regime after the fact will strengthen them up later. My advice? Deal with it a day at a time. It's when you worry about tomorrow and weeks ahead that things become unamanageable.
    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
  • cool than silks or satins.........one that you can change out and replace as needed.
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  • patrain17ppatrain17 Ottawa area, CanadaPosts: 106
    A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. I had an occipitocervical fusion following a two step decompression (resection of odontoideum to relieve pressure on brainstem) and wore the neck brace 24/7 for 14 weeks. I can't say it was easy, but for my own good, I just had to do it. After taking it off, I had to wear a soft collar for two more weeks. If your surgeon says you have to do it, just do it. It's for your own good. You just need a little patience and courage. I hope you're doing well!
  • I had a fusion at c5/6 and my doc never had me have a brace period. I actually felt very uncomfortable with this, in particular the 1 hour drive home (after not being outside for sometime) , omg it was torture. That was 2009 and I still get shivers thinking about it
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