I've had a really bad gagging problem for about a week now...it seems to be getting worse instead of better. This morning I woke up and it felt like I was being strangled...lot of pressure on the neck area. As soon as I sat up...I burped like I had just drank a 2 liter bottle of soda or something. It was weird. What the hell is going on? I've been having a little bit of pain at the incision site too. (I had a 2 level ACDF c4-c6 three weeks ago). Not bad pain but definitely some pain. There is also a very noticeable lump there. I guess before I go calling the dr I just want to know if its normal or something everyone goes through. If it is....I can wait to bring it up at my appointment in 3 weeks. If not...I will definitely call right away.