I had ACDF surgery on September 6. I am 9 days post op, with cadavier and fusion on C5 through C7. I have been recovering as expected. My concern is the throat pain. I had severe pain swallowing, eating, and talking right after surgery, my neurosurgeon prescribed a steroid dose pack immediately after surgery. I finished all of those and my throat pain all that went away. But yesterday my throat pain came back severely. The pain is almost worse than before. I was wondering if this is normal or if anyone else has experience this.