Hi Im new to this site. Ive read some of the blogs and have a similar situation. shortly after my cervical neck surgery a little over a year ago i was experiencing excruciating pain in my left shoulder. I was convinced my shoulder was broken. I insisted the wc doctor take an xray, like 10 days after surgery. The xray came back clear. So i did 8 wks of pt, primarily the therapist focused on my shoulder. Twice a wk I walked out of that office and was either vomiting from the pain or sleeping, highly medicated for 16 hours a day. The pain was worse than neck surgery, and I couldnt deal with it anymore. I complained to my wc doctor who is a great guy. He ordered an mri, I got the results at my last pt appointment. I had a torn rotator cuff, full thickness tear. I didnt go to pt that day. I went home and cried. Meanwhile I had carpule tunnle release surgery done on my right wrist. At the suture removal ortho doctor said I would require rotator cuff surgery, a pin, and some sort of cast that requires me to be laid up for very long time. He also told me that it is common to have shoulder injuries accompanied with cervical neck surgeries he sees it all the time, like 80% of his patients get similar injuries. It is caused from positioning during neck surgery. I still havent had rotator cuff surgery, insurance company denied it. My attorney says its because it wasnt part of my original claim. well no duh. It happened during surgery. My shoulder is frozen any kind of movement causes extreme pain and crunchy bone sounds. Ive been walking around like this for 15 months and at my deposition my mental health is one of the topics! Yes Im depressed. Yes I can still function with all this pain. Yes I need meds. No I didnt participate in contact sports 10 days after cervical neck surgery. lol! thanks for listening. Has anyone else suffered a torn rotator cuff post cervical neck surgery? peace.