I'm new to forum, i had c3-c7 discs remove from my neck in march, and i am still having alot of pain such as tingling, burning in my shoulder/neck/arms/hands. In 2004/2005/2006, I had surgery on my left/right hands in which are still giving me more pain. I just need to hear something different i guess. How long will this keep going on! i am not working and i am trying to get my soc sec? and i want to know have anybody got their disability yet? Also, when can u tell when you are fused. I have read several articles about fusion. my doctor just say, it is okay and you just have to take it easy for now. I also still having problem swelling. Can anyone help me? Try to explain to me about the fusion process and all of these different pain arousing in my neck/shoulder/arms/hands. I am open to listen to anyone right now. i take gabepentine, replax, flexril, and some more drugs. Can someone give me some knowledge?