Hi all. Im new to the site. 18 months ago I had significant surgery on C2-C7 (laminoplasty(sp?) with an alograph) for severe stenosis. I was in a hard collar for 4 months. A year later, I was doing remarkably well. 5 weeks ago I had emergeny surgery on two discs c4 - c6. Both herniated and were compressing my spinal cord. The recovery time was significantly less - I dint even wear a collar. But I have more discomfort not in my neck and shoulder (right side) than I did after a much more significant surgery 18 months ago. Is that normal? Will this eventually subside? Any thoughts/help would be greatly appreciated.