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Spinal Cord Disorders board

To be honest I would expect stiffness for quite a while. I had an aspen collar on for 6 weeks post-surgically and then after I got that off I'd say I had significant stiffness for another 4 weeks until my body got used to moving in a new way. You are using a new combination of muscles to move around as the basic structure of your neck changes with fusion.

I found the need for vicodin occasionally for 3-4 months post surgically along with muscle relaxants (flexeril or valium). Many surgeons, mine among them, advise avoiding ibuprofen, aspirin and naprsyn for up to 6 months post surgically so as to not inhibit fusion.