I had an ACDF C6-C7 6 days ago. I had to have it because the herniated disc was squishing my spinal cord. I had numbness and pins needles moving all over my arms legs back head. They said if I didn't have it id be in a wheelchair so 1 week later I had it. Now it's 6 days after and I am not on any pain meds. I had it on Thursday , came home on Friday and only took 1 pain med sat morning. They did have me on steroids which I am off as of Monday. I don't have the same pins and needles and numbness I had before surgery, but I do have some type of sensations in my upper back and over my back. I guess you would say it's pins rede and numbness. It too comes and goes. The surgeon said now we want and see if it goes away. The spinal cord is freed and the operation should have halted the progress but we won't know. I was wondering if anyone experienced anything like this after surgery and is it go away? Also my upper back and between my shoulders does hurt here and there and ice helps that.