I have read practically every post and what I can't understand from anywhere is it seems that most everyone has shoulder issues after ACDF surgery. Has anyone ever asked their doctor? I know it's one of those questions that is always on my list when I see him but then I get distracted by describing my pain and it just seems to get dropped. I understand the muscles and their connections but why does it have to create such dramatic pain? I've read people who have had their shoulders dislocated. Ligaments or tendons torn. I just wish I could be a fly on the wall during this surgery so I could see what is wrong with the way that they do this. Can't they find a better way? I wasn't counting on trading one pain for another. And I'm also seeking a second opinion about my shoulder because I've been through most all of the conservative treatments and don't know what else to do. Any ideas? Comments? Theories?