fusion at c-5 thru c-7
I had a discectomy c-5-thru c-7 with donor bone and titanium plate and screws. My doctor saw me 6 weeks post surgery and looked at xrays. He said i had to continue wearing aspen collar for 2 weeks and then take it off as much as i could tolerate. I am recovering well but now am starting to feel some pain returning in my arm and shoulder and down my right side to my leg. is this to be expected? I feel like i constantly worry about something going wrong after i have come this far..Does anyone else feel like this. I just want to move on but feel stuck and depressed about it. Is it ok to drive with the collar off after 8 weeks?