I am 10 weeks out from an ACDF C6-C7 for severe cord compression Nov 5. I never needed pain meds after surgery, blessed for that . But my tingling/burning/numbness is back on my upper back and comes across under my arms to the side of my breasts.. Sometimes my arms feels prickly too. My head still sometimes feel like I am sleeping on rocks. It is annoying and messes with my head. Also my neck is very achy. My head seems to hurt the most were it connects to my neck. I also,hear cracking noises in my neck. Does this sound normal at this point in time? I wore a hard collar for approx 6 weeks and am back to driving. Surgeon said at my 6 week appt he will see me in 3 months too let the nerves settle down. What do you think?