I had ACDF three level C3>C6 on Sept 17th. Neck is healing well and I feel fairly decent but I still have a lot of numbness in my hands and I wondered if others have had this happen. Before surgery I had numb fingertips on my left hand and also my right hand. My right hand also had numbness and pain up the arm and into the shoulder at times. After surgery the numbness in my left hand has retreated all the way to the very tips of my fingers but my right hand is still about as bad as it was and still has pain at times in the hand/arm/shoulder. Yesterday I had quite painful muscle spasms in my right shoulder. I know from things I have read and that the docter said that it can take time for this to improve. Its also possible that some of it may be permanent. I just wanted to hear what kind of experiances other have had with this time of numbness and pain after surgery. I am slightly concerned with the fact that my NS decided not to include C6/C7 in the fusion because he felt that disc was not too bad and that 4 level would be much more serious then 3 level. I am hoping that none of this numbness is coming from C6/C7.