My doctor has me wearing a neck brace for 6 weeks, i was advised to where one even when i shower. Is this a normal procedure as my brother in law had a similar surgery and he was only wearing his neck brace for a week. It been 3 weeks and I'm not in any pain and still have 3 weeks before my first doctor visit. My surgery was to help resolve issue between c4 and c5 and c6. The reason i ask is because it very uncomfortable being in this neck brace 24 hours a day.