August 1, 2013: I recently had neck surgery x 1 week ago. I had a pinched nerve that kept me up daily with severe arm pain. My DR said I needed ACDF . The pain left after I was done surgery. Now my shoulders are becoming more sore after the surgery but NOTHING beats the NERVE pain. I have read many of your stories. My advise, get a MRI w/dye as it shows it all. Do not let the DR intimidate you and understand what is going to happen to you. Understand the outcome and options. I elected to have the surgery as I had no other choices. ... I stayed over night at the hospital because I choose to. I wanted to insure I was not going to wake up in severe pain. And no one to call. Now my only concern is my Dr did not put me in a collar after I left the hospital. I hope I do Not have to pay for that later down the road. I go back to the DR. in 4 weeks after getting an xray. My dics were fused C4-6 and two plates added. Good luck to anyone. Do your own homework. This surgery is serious and can cause additional problems.