Posted 11/20/2018 1:45 PM (GMT -6)
HT, now a days drs, including surgeons are not using the cervical collars much. At one time especially the cervical fusion patients always had to wear a brace for so many weeks. However, they determined after some studies that using a collar can cause the muscles to weaken which is not good. Are you using any moist heat when things get really bad, or trying cold packs? If not, you should each one out to see which helps some.
Glad to hear the Lyrica is helping with the diabetic neuropathy. How long have you been on the Lyrica, I am thinking this was added recently.
Keep us posted.