Just had disc fusion at one level C-3 about 8 weeks ago; Having terrible neck pain & stiffness leading to pounding tightening daily headaches, even migraine-like symptoms. I am starting to think the surgery caused moore bad than good. Anybody else having a negative recovery?? Is this normal for the pain to be worse before it gets better. I am glad that the tingling/pain in my arms and hands is gone, but the pain is worse in my neck and my headaches are chronic and display a pain I have never felt before. I sure could use some words of wisdom or courage!!