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... Hi all: New to the board here. Had my ACDF surgery on Wed, 12/22. Came home from the hosp on Thurs, 12/23. I am fitted with a Miami J-Brace and absolutely cannot fall asleep with this thing on. Does anyone have any advice? Miami J Brace Thanks. (4 replies)
... In kind of in the same boat, I'm wearing a aspen collar. I checked out the site listed on your thread and the Miami J looks similar to the aspen. ... (4 replies)
... Hi luckylittle, I had an anterior fusion of C5,6 and 7, also with a plate screwed in, and had to wear the collar. I had to feed 2 dogs while in the brace. I found it best to prepare their food on a counter or table, then kneel own to feed them. It minimized the bending and put less pressure on the neck. Preparing the litter box could be a little tougher though. I ended... (4 replies)

... while still in the brace Can you possibly bend down to feed two cats and clean the litter box..... ... (4 replies)
... I have an appointment today at the Orthopedic Brace facility and have actually talked to the lady that will be doing my fitting. ... (9 replies)
... I have had multiple cervical surgeries and always wore a brace for about 12 weeks each one. I wore Miami J and was about as comfortable as you can be in a neck brace. The first couple weeks are hardest, but then you adjust. ... (9 replies)
... I had three level anterior and posterior discectomies with metal cage four years ago. I had to wear the Miami J neck collar for 12 weeks and I did get used to it. I had no trouble like you describe with biting my tongue or any other problems. ... (8 replies)
... rvical supports from soft collars to rigid braces to Halo's so I am very familiar with the types of braces your doc is looking at. I also spent 8 weeks in a SOMI Brace after 2 level cervical fusion in "93" so I know what a challenge those brace can be! ... (9 replies)
... I for one can tell you how miserable it is to have a brace that does not fit properly. ... (3 replies)
... and things were just sooo much more comfortable. i had a peds miami J collar. ... (9 replies)
... c6, everything went well after the surgery and I was ecstatic post op when my doctor told me I did not need any collar or brace after the surgery. ... (9 replies)
... I also ran into someone in Kmart one day that just looked at me with the neck brace on and said to me "Oh you poor thing". She explained she had worn a brace for a period of time and knew what it was like to do so. She asked what I had done and we got into a conversation about it. ... (2 replies)
... I did have the one with the thoracic extension but I found it didn't work well as I'm slightly "well endowed" ad it kept slipping upwards. So I ended up with a Miami J without the extension and that was great. Didn't want to take it off when the time came. Meant using my very sore neck muscles. ... (9 replies)
... and the pads came off for cleaning. I found the brace tended to catch a lot of droppings when eating and got pretty dirty. ... (13 replies)
... on March 29th. I wore the Miami J hard brace for three full months and have just been out of it for less than a week. ... (10 replies)
... C7. I was in surgery for 3 hours. I came out wearing a Miami J Brace for 8 weeks. I had 2 ruptured discs and they were causing spinal cord compression. I got along fairly good after surgery. ... (1 replies)
... I slept in a recliner for the first week and then in bed with 4 or 5 pillows propping me up. I have heard it is a good idea if your insurance will cover it and you have the room for it to rent a hospital bed. Of course I did not sleep that well the two nights I was in the hospital. Just couldn't manage to get the bed at the right height. I must admit the most... (8 replies)
... that I will have some sort of improvement....I will be in a Miami J brace for about 6 weeks...I am aware the posterior approach is a harder recovery but for me my NS says that is the best way to give the spinal canal enough room.. ... (5 replies)
... I am in the Miami J brace and now at day 24 it is starting to get to me! I tried the bed but can only sleep for about an hour, back to the recliner. ... (16 replies)
... I've had 3 surgeries over the last 10 years and the pain was less after each one. I didn't even need pain pills after the 2nd day of my last surgery. The only real pain I had was on my hip where they took the bone from for the fusion. As I mentioned though, my surgery was an anterior fusion so there is so will be some differences. I had stiffness, but no real pain. As for... (4 replies)

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