11 weeks back, I got operated on for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and I felt I was doing fine. But as I got up yesterday morning, I experienced a sharp shooting pain around the right side of my neck. It was more in the front area than the back. I have strong feeling it is my carotid artery. I can feel the pain right where we can feel our heartbeat. At times, it extends up to my lower jaw and collar bone. The pain is gnawing and unbearable at times. Just wanted to know if anyone else who has been through the same surgery has experienced similar pain!!! Your responses would be of great help.