I am a teacher and went back to work after my ACDF C567 at the end of August. I wore a collar for 6 weeks after my surgery and it came off in the beginning of August. I'm trying to slowly get back into the swing of things. I teach primary grades therefore I have a lot of prep work for my class. It hurts to cut paper, write on my white board, write notes in cursive or print to parents, and other fine motor activities. I even tried to write with icing on my daughter's 16th bday cake this weekend. My hand shook and the 16 came out very messy. Is this common due to the neck and the nerves in my right hand? Any idea how long this can last? (I know every situation is different) I am starting to type my notes instead. Unfortunately , even typing this is getting sore.