Anyone else experiencing more pain this far out from surgery? I am beginning to wonder if the two cervical fusions did me any good at all. It is discouraging when the pain seems to get worse rather than better. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who may be having similar experiences. Any suggestions of things that I absolutely should not be doing while recovering. My neurosurgeon does not want me lifting things heavier than 5 lbs. Does too much excercise or movement of shoulders,arms, hands etc. effect the amount of pain you experience? Any suggestions on how to get this pain under control would be appreciated.