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how long do i need to wear the neck brace after a cervical disc replacement surgery?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Typically: You were the brace mostly for comfort but instructions vary based on surgery and surgeon. If in doubt call your surgeons office and verify your discharge instructions.
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Ask your Surgeon: Typically if you have a total disc replacement, your surgeon wants to encourage motion not limit it. Hence if he/she wants you to wear a collar, it will be for a short time period.
Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Comfort only: We typically discourage bracing for artificial discs, and encourage, progressive, passive early range of motion, mobilization and low impact cardio exercise. It does vary from surgeon to surgeon.

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