I had ACDF on C5-C7 back July 15, 2015. Still having problems with pain and spasms, actually BOTH pain and spams have gotten worse since surgery. The spasms are mostly controlled with a regular muscle relaxer as well as Valium. I found out just HOW MUCH help the valium is at that when my mailed scrip was several days late getting to me after running out. Both hubby and I were under the impression the Valium was mainly for my highly increased anxiety level since this all began. Anyway my question has to do with pain. I noticed IMMEDIATLY after surgery, which I had the worst time pain wise. I literally spent the 1st day and 3/4s of the next in sobbing, wracking, and at times screaming in pain. Nothing they gave me helped. And it was not for their lack of trying. once they found a blend that improved my pain level I was out walking the halls. Laying down HURT. I have found since that sleeping in a bed is only possible for 2-3 hours. I then MUST get up because my LOWER back is SCREAMING in pain. Even though I am still on high levels of pain meds as well as the Valium and Robaxin I now have the pain in my neck/shoulder/arms AND NOW LOWER back newly added. I wondered if others who had the ACDF that had not previously had lower back troubles (aside from regular tired after hard days work when involving lots of bending) suddenly develop problem right after the ACDF?