I was just wondering what other's experience was as it pertains to wearing the neck brace after surgery - I am 3 weeks post fusion of 4/5, 5/6, 6/7 areas. I have a separate brace that I wear when I shower. There are times when I want to just give my neck some "air" if you know what I mean - from sweat, etc. My doctor does not want me to wear a "soft" neck brace - So I have been wearing the one given to me after surgery. He wants me to wear it for at least 4 weeks.
Is it better to wear it the entire 12 week period - I know some of these I will have to address with my surgeon tomorrow at post op appt. but just wondering what best practices are. I have been sleeping sitting up and am still not driving