I have been reading this site since May 2008 and have enjoyed very much. I had a level one fusion with cadver bone with instrumention on Oct 22,2008. I have some questions I did read several entries about discomfort. I have full movement of my left arm which I ddn't have before which is great but I have been experiencing discomfort in shoulders ie: numbness, burning. I have worn the collar and now just get tired of it. Trying to hang in there. Oh I had fusion of C5/C6. This is my first major surgery. Involved in motor vehicle accident in Jan 2007.