Hi, I am new to this forum. I just underwent ACDF for c5-c6. My right arm pain had resolved before surgery, but I still had tingling and a lot of weakness in my right ( dominant arm). I had the surgery on Friday 8/19 and went home on 8/20. By Sunday I started having pain in the left side of my neck, shoulder and arm. I called the doctor who said that do work on both sides during surgery and to keep taking the vicodin and valium. By Thursday the pain was not any better. I went to see the Dr. and he did x-rays which show the hardware is in place and started my on antiinflammtories. I paged him today as the pain is still not any better and he put me on steroids. Has anyone else experienced left or opposite side ridiculapathy following c5-c6 ACDF? Thanks for any help with this. I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist and we really do not see these types of disc issues with kids.