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would i have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease? i am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
There : There is some variation on the usage of neck braces from doctor to doctor. Surgery at 1 disk level may not require a neck brace, surgery at 2 levels usually requires a brace and surgery at 3 or more levels requires a brace. Good luck!

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