I had artificial disk replacment at c5-6 on May 21 2009 and continued to have pain. After 3 or so months I decided to go to another Dr. who ordered at CT molygram which showed disk herniation at the same level. I was having alot of left arm pain that felt like pens and needles and heaviness in my neck and arm. Whithin 2 months they removed the artivical disk and did a fusion with cage. The surgeon said the artifical disk had fallen apart a was a very difficult surgery. He also asked if I had had difficutly swallowing because the artifical disk was too big for my neck. This was a very big part of my problem along with difficulty breathing. It has been 5 weeks now and my breathing is allot better but but arm pain still bad. Has anyone had this expierence? I feel like a loner.