This is good news and bad news. I am still having ALOT of shoulder and neck pain since my C4/5 fusion. At my post op appt. surgeon poked me in a few places and said it's C3/4 nerve pain. NO! NO! NO! It just can't be so. I turned down his offer for a MRI. I told him I'd recently been diagnosed with osteo in my hands. Could it be osteo in my shoulder too? He did some ROM tests and asked if I wanted a steroid injection in my shoulder. I also turned him down on that. He said if the pain is not too bad we can wait on this. I was really taken by surprise with all of this, I assumed I was still healing as it's only been 4 months, but it's fused. I am not possibly ready to deal with MRI's and injections. He said C3/4 didn't look too bad before surgery, with MRI showing very small herniation. I rested tons, haven't done any lifting, I stretch and excersize, and walk daily. I think 4 months is too early to tell. I think a x-ray of my shoulder will be very helpful in figuring this out. I am so weary of all of this. I know I am fortunate to have fused successfully! I just pray I don't have another disc problem. They say HE never gives us more than we can handle. HE must believe I can move mountains.