I know it's normal to have throat pressure and difficulty swallowing after ACDF, but for how long? I'm 2 weeks out and feel like someone is strangling me all the time. And I'm still having a lot of trouble swallowing. The rest of the pain is gone but these don't seem to be improving much. My surgeon says on my X-ray I have some moderate soft tissue swelling but it isn't bad. I know I'm early in the process but its very irritating.