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What should my friend expect after her halo brace is removed?

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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Stiff and weak

Her neck will have not moved in weeks and will be very stiff.
The muscles of the neck will also have atrophied from lack of use and will feel very weak. It will take time to get her strength and motion back. Physical therapy will generally help.

In brief: Stiff and weak

Her neck will have not moved in weeks and will be very stiff.
The muscles of the neck will also have atrophied from lack of use and will feel very weak. It will take time to get her strength and motion back. Physical therapy will generally help.
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