Hi all, a new ACDF patient here. Had a ACDF withdonor graft and hardware December of last year. Went back to work Feb 1 and fit for fullduty Mar 5. Everything was good until last week. I awoke with a stiff neck on Mon. By Sat. I was bedridden. Went for an X-ray today and going for an MRI on Thurs. Previous diagnosis ws mild stenosis from C3 to C6. Mild buldging at C3-4, C5-C6 was wasted, C6-7 mild buldging. ACDF was a 5-6. I had NO pain after surgery and was out of the hospital the next day. Now, I cannot lift my head up more that a few inches. If I turn to the left, it sound and feels like grating sand. Turning right is no problem. If I force my head up and turn it to the left, it feels like a bolt of lightening runs from my neck to my left hand and the hand immediately goes numb. The doc says it might just be a "flare-up", but want to get a new MRI done anyway. Sure as heck doesn't feel like a flare up to me. Any one else had similar symptoms?