One year ago I had single C-4/5 fusion. Since then I have had continued neck spasms on the left side under the ear,throughout the scalene muscles. I decided I could live with this pain with stretching/massage. In June the pain worsened, the old sharp ice pick in between shoulder blades returned and I cannot move my shoulder,w/o excruciating pain in overhead positons. My chest muscles are now painful/tight. I went to a shoulder doctor, who referred me back to my Ortho Surgeon, stating it was neck and possible C-3. At times I have pain in my ear, and pain radiates in my shoulder with muscle knots/and painful trigger points . I have received therapeutic massage, use heat, and affirmations ( for depression). I was an active athletic woman, prior to this cervical disc disease diagnosis. Can anyone else share their experience w/ muscle spasms/trigger point issues.Pain in ear, shoulder, chest and headaches?