I had a multi-level fusion surgery (ACDF) 3 months ago at the C6/C5/C4 level. I consider it successful, and the recovery has been very close to what the surgeon told me to expect (quite remarkable, actually). I talked to the nurse today about some lingering shoulder pain and forgot to ask about residual throat pain. I had the expected sore throat and hoarseness for about a week following the surgery. They push your throat around during the surgery, and I guess intubation can be irritating, too. Now 3 months out I still have a mild sensation of pressure right over my adam's apple area. It is a little tender when touched, bumped, or pressed. It isn't severe, but I'm wondering if other people have experienced this at this point in time? Ironically, I never had a stitch of pain at the actual incision site (pun intended)!