Hello I am having surgery on June 13th for a herniated disk in my neck. I was told by the Neurosurgeon that i would not need to wear a collar afterwards but I have a very hyper and excitable puppy who frequently jumps and hits my neck or head in her excitement, I don't want to leave her with anyone else but i also don't want to have her hurt me more after my surgery. I guess what i'm asking is should i ask the doctor for a collar just in case or with the plate should I not worry about it and let her be a puppy instead of trying to keep her from playing?