I had an artificial cervical disc replacement surgery four weeks ago on c5/6. I had a car accident over 13 years ago and suffered with migrianes on and off every since. I am 39 years old. I did chiropractor for years and it helped minimise the problems. I had a MRI in January this year a and they said I had a ruptured disc and quite a bit of bone spurs that was causing my pain and tingling down into my hands. I tried physical therapy, massage therapy, injection shot with no luck. Symptoms were not terrible until about 5 year of being a hair stylist/instructor. I had to cut down on hours for the past four years. Went to two neurosurgeons and they told me I either live with the pain or have surgery. So it's been 4 weeks yesterday and I'm very discouraged and depressed!! On my second pack of steroids now. Just started second pack today. I have had a migriane on and off for six days. They say it's due to muscle spasms. I don't know how much more I can handle. I have stayed home for the past 12 days because I have not been recovering well. Pain has been bad since surgery. I've only been out three times and regretted immensely!! Is anyone having this much trouble recovering for artificial disc replacement?? I read one person say that the length of how long you dealt with the problem prior to surgery is how long you'll have trouble. Well I can't imagine in my case cuz my terrible began over 13 years ago .