I had a ACDF with titanium plating done on my C6-7 in 2007, mostly because of weakness in my right tricep and all alternative therapies did not work. Now, after a weekend away and sleeping on a bad pillow, I have not only neck/shoulder/ deltoid pain, but my left arm has lost a LOT of strength and I'm terrified as it has become almost useless. I already did the 6day steroid/muscle relaxers and will see the physiatrist tomorrow and get an MRI or cat scan. I have a consult with my surgeon next Monday-am wondering if they think any of my past alternative methods(traction, pt, etc) will be of any benefit to me with this level of weakness. It's pretty depressing and frightening though I see most of you have multiple issues and surgeries.