I'm a 30 year old male, good health aside from osteophytes that fused. I had an ACDF on C6/7 about a month and a half ago, though notably I never had radicular pain. My pain is in the subscapularis area, sometimes in the levator scap and nearby musculature. My neurosurgeon thought it was facets, and I got facet injections at C5/6 and C6/7, both sides, with a quick acting painkiller. The day after I felt fantastic, better than I have in the last 8 years. Of course it went away, as it was supposed to, and I got the surgery. Recovery has been alright, but generally, the pain is a bit worse now than it was before. I realize I'm early yet, and I'm wondering if I could get more facet injections while recovering. Something longer lasting would be great, and it occurs to me that the facets on C5/6 might be implicated and might not be fixed by the fusion.
I am trying to rush things, I know. I just moved to California, passed the Bar, and want to be relatively coherent and pleasant for interviews. Thank you for any advice. If there's more information you'd like, just ask.