Oct 7 2009 I had an anterior corpectomy with fusion and a posterior laminectomy with instrumentation C4-T2. My recovery went extremely well and I have excellent ROM! A problem began occurring about 1 month ago. I suddenly had severe pain in my right index finger which I never had before. It went away on it's own in a few days, then I began having pain in my elbow. First the left then the right. I will go a few days without pain anywhere, and I was pain free for about 3 months before this started happening, then without my activity changing, I will suddenly have pain in my fingers or elbows or shoulders. Currently I am experiencing severe pain in my middle fingers on both my hands. I cannot straighten these fingers nor bend them, and today I woke up with pain in my left arm with the continuing pain in the fingers. Friends and family are guessing its arthritis, but I never experienced this problem before why would it be flairing up now? Before the surgery I did not have pain in any of my fingers except my left index finger and left pinky. Anyone experience symptoms like these 5 - 6 months after surgery? I see my NS for a follow-up on April 5th but I am curious to know if anyone else has had the same issue.