Yesterday morning I had a cervical disc replaced on my C6-7. It was successful and easy going. I have no pain and ate dinner right away that afternoon. My throat was slightly sore during the night . I Sucked on a couple throat lozenges and took pain killer Hydrocodone. I'm very happy I had the operation. I had been trying to fix it on my own after chiro, pt and cervical epidural. I had a substantial hernia that was not going to move or dissolve on its own and was causing radiculapathy down my right arm and numb index finger. I wish I hadn't waited 3 months to do this . Highly recommend the disc replacement surgery. It is the day after surgery and I'm up and walking around at home. I can't believe that my throat is not sore anymore.