So glad to come across this site. I had an anterior fusion at c4,c5,c6 in June of 2008. Worked briefly then symptoms returned with a vengeance. Horrible, puking headaches, felt like fire going down my arm, numbness and tingling in left hand etc. Went to a new surgeon and found out that the fusion had not fused. Re-do surgery in Feb 2010..posterior and anterior at the same time. Then it was also determined that I had a rotator cuff tear and had surgery for that in June of 2008. Now it's November, I'm out of PT visits and the muscle spasms in my neck and shoulder blade areas are still unbearable. I have gone through two sets of trigger point injections. If I took pain killers and muscle relaxers all the times I needed them, I would be non-functional. I'm sick of all this and really depressed thinking that this pain is NEVER going to go away. My doc said it would take a year and it's been 9 months now. It's better, sure, but gosh, will my life ever be normal again? Thanks for listening!