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... which basically means brace from neck to waist. I have to wear it another 6 weeks, then a hard collar for 2 weeks, and then a soft collar for 2 weeks. Yikes! ... (7 replies)
... You would think I would be thrilled because I'm getting this brace off my neck, but I'm still so frustrated. ... (3 replies)
... I have been in a hard brace (Miami J) collar for 10 weeks and will probably be in it for a good while longer as I had four levels fused with plating and had both posterior and anterior incisions, but I really feel this brace is necessary in my case - I take it off at night and when showering. It is cumbersome and hot since summer has arrived, but if it helps, I will wear it... (10 replies)

Post-Op care
Dec 2, 2003
... I had to wear the Miami J for six weeks and then was told I did not have to wear it anymore because the fusion had started. I started PT the day after it came off. ... (6 replies)
Surgery Monday
May 17, 2003
... weeks. My question is if I have to wear a Miami J neck brace for 6 weeks how is it possible to return to work and function normally? ... (12 replies)
May 16, 2003
... I came home with a Miami J collar. I know what you mean about hot. This collar fits right under the chin and comes halfway up the back of my head. I had a 4 level fusion!!! ... (5 replies)
... Hi Lori, My doc has been serious from day 1. I met her for the first time on September 17 (Tuesday), and she told me I was having surgery on September 19 (Thursday). I did not have time to think, blink, or react. The rest of Tuesday and Wednesdays were filled with activity--blood tests, presurgical testing, fitting for the brace, talking to my bosses, etc., etc.... I... (12 replies)
... I'm in the in between Miami J collar and let me tell you I am GLAD. I didn't think I would be able to wear it but it helps a lot. I had a 2 level too. ... (53 replies)
... I didn't wear aspen I wore miami J and it was very adjustable and good in fit for me, I have a very short neck and small shoulders and they were able to get it just right . ... (13 replies)
... I was in a Miami J and found I felt more pain in the morning after getting up. ... (6 replies)
... rays showed good healing. I wore a Miami J neck brace for four full months and I occasionally wear a soft collar especially when I am doing gardening, etc. ... (42 replies)
Surgery decision
Nov 6, 2004
... Hi: I know exactly what you are going through. I had severe spinal cord compression at three levels (and this was from cervical spine degeneration from severe osteoarthritis which has been progressing for over ten years now.) Finally in February of this year it was so painful and three consecutive MRI's showed worsening from Oct to Feb. I had no choice but to have the... (5 replies)
... every afternoon. I am a very active woman and I am so glad to be able to do things again without the pain I was having prior to surgery. I was able to shed the Miami J neck brace after three months, but occasionally if my neck and shoulders feel really tired I will put it on. ... (14 replies)
... ve treatment over the past ten years. At my age of 74 years it has been a hard surgery to go through, although at any age surgery is no picnic. I had to wear a Miami J hard neck brace for three full months and have just in the past week been able to wean off of it. ... (4 replies)
C-4 through t-8
Jun 21, 2004
... y time has been slow, but I am 74 years young and therefore I wouldn't heal as quickly as a younger person, although my NS said I was doing great. I wore a hard Miami J neck brace for 12 weeks and am just now weaning off it as well as cutting down on the pain meds and muscle relaxers. ... (1 replies)
... orth it. I still have muscle spasms in my shoulders but they are relieved with Percocet and Flexeril. After seeing my NS yesterday he said I could wean off the Miami J neck brace which I have worn constantly except when sleeping for three full months and that was the best news. ... (1 replies)
... my rt arm and hand. My surgery lasted 3 hours. I had a bad sore throat but.... within a couple days that got better. Thanks to the Vicodin I was taking. I wore a Miami J neck brace for a total of 8 weeks even though I had the plate and screws specialist wanted me to wear it that long so I did. ... (7 replies)
... I know I would not have been able to go home the same day!!! I had two levels done but from what I have read even one level is just as bad. I was admitted for surgery on Thursday at 7:00 AM - had surgery at 8:00 and did not even get to my room until 3:00 PM. I was not allowed to eat for 24 hours and was kept on the pain pump until 10:00 the Friday morning. The catheter was... (24 replies)
Fusion confusion
Jul 31, 2003
... and plating. From what I have read on these boards it seems like those that go with plating have more success with fusion. I also had the Miami J collar worn for 7 weeks. ... (10 replies)
Going Backwards
Jun 26, 2003
... tion which seemed to help some in that I could go back further with my arm when she had the pressure on. She also recommended that I go back to wearing the neck brace for a couple hours of the day to give my neck a rest. ... (1 replies)

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