I had ACDF surgery C3/4 & C4/5 in April. I am still having a lot of pain. Is this normal? All my nerve pain is gone but still have neck pain. Also any ideas on how to help relieve some of the pain? I am prescribed Lortab 7.5 three times a day but usually end up having to take 4 but don't like taking pain meds at all. I am 40 years old with teenage children who are in sports. I cannot do the things I used to be able to do with them. This is getting very depressing for me because I used to be so active and now when I do anything it causes extra pain.