I had an ACDF 3 yrs ago and I now suffer from chronic pain. I see a wonderful pain management doctor where every 3 weeks he gives me 6 lidocaine shots and every 3 months I have an epidural done as well. I am also on numerous medications to help with pain, sometimes they help other times not so much. My pain is in the back of the neck, right side of neck, right shoulder blade, right collar bone area and down my right arm. I came across the site by being directed here through Facebook to read a letter about dealing with chronic pain, and after looking through some comments it was so great to find you guys! Having people who are going through chronic pain and being able to reach out to them makes me feel that I am not alone in this. I am really looking forward to being part of this forum.