You shall be advised to visit the doctor after 7 days. You shall also be advised physical and occupational therapy to help restore you to your normal activities of daily living. Bending, twisting, and lifting will be advised against for a period of time after surgery. You cannot drive a car until you are out of the cervical collar, have sufficient neck range of motion to see while driving.
Follow up is necessary as then only it will be seen whether the recovery is taking place as usual or not. There may be need of extensive rehabilitation if the spinal cord was injured from a neck fracture. Physical therapy sessions should be attended by the patients for two-three months. Slowly, active treatments will be added that will stabilize your neck and upper back.