Hello all, my name is Ron, I just had surgery Nov 18th, they did #5 and 6, replaced with man made bone and put a titanium plate in. I never had to wear a collar. I'm doing really well except the pain between by shoulder blades and pain in right upper arm. Did any of you have this and if so how long did it last? I'm working now also working out at gym trying to relieve some pain. While I work out it doesnt seem to bother it at all. Please tell me this pain is normal and will go away. Thank you and hope all of you are doing good.