I had C5-6 cervical fusion 5 weeks ago. I had C6-7 fusion 7 years ago, with no problems afterward. I just went back to work (a new job) this past week with instructions to not lift anything over 15 lbs, no twisting or bending of neck, etc. I am in a office learning the computer programs, etc. Floor is hard tile I wear work boots. By Wednesday, my neck was starting to hurt and by Friday was really hurting.On Saturday and Sunday I have pain in my right shoulder and upper arm and some slight numbness in my fingers, especially third finger, ring, and pinky finger. Would this be normal part of healing process? This has me a little worried!