I'm 4 weeks post op from a c5/c6 anterior fusion . I had a pinched nerve for 3 1/2 years due to going undiagnosed for that long, very long story. I'm still having the same pain in the left scapula area, shoulder and triceps. I am also having mild pain in the right top of my shoulder now which I never had. Sometimes the pain in my scapula is more intense than it was pre op. I start PT next week. I know a couple people who had the same procedure and told me they were pain free in the recovery room aftr the procedure. Is my situation the norm? Is it just going to take time? Thanks.