I am 4 weeks post op from a 3 level ACDF C5/6 C6-C7. I had a large herniated disc that was pressing on the spinal cord badly. Instead of normally affecting symptoms like pain in the neck, arms, shoulders, or chest, I had numbness and burning that affected the right side of my body starting from my foot all the way up past my hip. I also experienced somewhat stiffness in the left leg. The doc said that in some cases a large herniated disc that has ruptured in the neck can cause symptoms in other areas of the body to include the legs. I also did some research and found it to be true.
If anyone else had an issue such as this, I would love to hear about it. My symptoms are still there right now, but the doc said it's going to take some time for the inflammation to go away in the legs.