I'm a 40 yr old male who had ACDF at the levels of C5/6 and C6/7 in Jan 2013. I've gone thru 12 sessions of PT,weekly massages with a chiropractor and taking 10 mg of Flexeril as needed. I'm still dealing with chronic muscle spasms (or so I think) in the back of my head at the base of my skull (on the left side). I'm wondering if someone can tell me if the spasms eventually go away, or will it be something I have to deal with for the rest of my life. It gets pretty depressing as I thought the surgery would solve my chronic neck pain. I'm curious how other people's symptoms have been between the 6 month-1 year mark.