I'm schedule for an ACDF on Oct 7 2010, but not sure I should go through with it. I started out with severe shoulder pain, nothing else. Went to PT for shoulder and my neck flared up, sent me to the ER. An MRI showed a central disc herniation at C6/7 with slight right obtrusion. My symptoms for months were neck pain, shoulder pain and terrible head aches up the back of my head. Only in the past few weeks did i start to feel pain in my arm and down my fingers. And I have slight weakness down in my triceps. However, after 10 days, my arm feels great. So today, I'm symptom free.
Did anyone else have primarily head aches and neck/shoulder pain, but no real arm problems? And did you proceed with the surgery? And did it work? My surgery is in 6 days!!! Please help.