I am two weeks out post ACDF C6-C7. I felt like things were going fairly well for the first two weeks. My shoulder and arm pain have been improved as well as left arm rarely tingles since the surgery. Apparently, the surgeon found a piece of bone fragment that had lodged in the neural foramen, which he feels caused most of my problems. At this, I figured the surgery was probably necessary, as conservative care was not working and now I know why. As my surgeon ordered, I slept upright for one week and wear my collar while walking and in the car. I had started walking about 2 miles per day already and was even out to the store a few times. All of the sudden, two days ago, I feel as though I have hit a wall. The back of my neck is very painful. It takes my breath away and seems overwhelming. I feel panic attacks at having had this surgery and what it may bring. I am sure to take my Norco around the clock at this point. I have read many, many posts; some of which of course are frightening. Please advise, is this normal to have these painful setbacks? I just keep praying that it will pass. In the meantime, I have been trying to rest and let my neck settle down before I attempt to walk any distance again. Any comments would be appreciated so much...I'm so scared of this. I am trying to think positive, but it is very difficult. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.