I am 5 weeks post surgery for a C 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7. My surgeon says this is the least common of all his spinal surgeries only doing 4-5 a year. I am doing well but having trouble sleeping at night. A 3- Level patient told me to sleep on my back, no pillows, with rolled towels on either side of my head to keep from moving at night. This has helped immensely but wake up with stiffness and pain after 3 -4 hours. Also, was not prepared for how weak I would be for so long. Wondering if anyone further along in this process could say how long before strength and stamina return and/or any suggestions for sleeping and pain reduction. Thanks so much!