Is it common for my shoulders and back burn. I had surgery on 8/19 and now it feels like my spine (back)and shoulders are on fire. Is that because the muscles are wakening up? Or am I moving around and doing to much? I hate to call the doctor to have him think I am I whiner. I can control the pain with medication. What is really wierd is the right side hurts and it was the left side that hurt before surgery.