After my second surgery (cervical fusion) I wore a Miami-J cervical neck
brace for 12 weeks, and had 6 weeks of massage therapy once it came off. You would be suprised how much wearing one
of those messes up your neck muscles! All was fine after intensive massages by a German gal named Brita. WHEW!
She even did some of the shoulder muscles with her elbows!! Let me tell you, I felt great afterward.