I had a car wreck 1 year ago Sept 11,2013. (Not my fault a young girl ran a stop sign while on her phone) Pain in left shoulder, feels like knife in my left shoulder blade. Numbness comes and goes. Take muscle relaxer at night. Tried the facet shots they worked for a short time. Surgeon now say I need to make up my mind if I want to live like this or have surgery. I'm 47 years old pretty active, I have two grandsons and I would love to get back to normal. I am seeking advice- I'm afraid I'll have the surgery and still have pain later down the road. Recovery times? And details of anyone's experience will be appreciated.