I had my 6 month appointment yesterday even though it is 7 months. Well my new doctor is a jerk. My original surgeon has moved on to a better job and a new state. My big concern was if my bone has fused and if my cage is ok. I was rear-ended 3 weeks ago. I still have a lot of pain in my left shoulder. Not as bad as before surgery, but not good. My arm gets tingly and the pain is sometimes so bad it is hard to sleep. Well first thing the new doc said was he doesn't like titanium cages and my does not look as bad as some he has seen, and the bone has not fused yet. I had a c5/c6 in Aug. I have a titanium cage and cadaver bone. I also wore the bone stimulator for 6 weeks. Well the New doctor said I probably just have whiplash and if I still hurt next month I can come back in. Also he said it could be more stain on the top and below my ACDF that is giving me pain. Then he said there might be a crack in the bone but he cant see it yet, because the new bone is so small. So if next month if I am still in pain with my shoulder I have to go through the MRI, shots and PT. So here I sit again same problems, different day. So does anyone else have the cage? Also how long does it take for the bone to fuse when they use cadaver bone? What happens if it never fuses. No answer from my new doctor. I was doing so good until I was hit.