I am a 50 yr old I had anterior cervical discectomy with fusion at c5/6-7 last Thursday, 6/17. I went home the following morning. My symptoms prior to surgery were rt shoulder and arm pain, numbness and weakness in my fingers and hands, and muscle atrophy in my upper right arm. The burning pain between my shoulder and elbow of my right arm was the worse, and that, thankfully, was gone in the recovery room. My MRI showed moderate to severe stenosis at C5/6 and osteophytes. They were able to clean everything out of there, used synthetic disc and plate and screws.