Two years ago I had a multi-level fusion (C3-T1) with hardware rejection. After a second surgery 4 days later, I awoke to find my hardware was not removed and my right arm had become paralyzed due to complications from the fusion surgery. I went home after an 8 day hospital stay with a pic line for antibiotics for six wks. I was then on oral antibiotics for 6 additional months. I had physical therapy and occupational therapy to help regain use of affected arm. I have chronic pain and my muscles stay in spasms. I still see physical therapists and have been to a neurologist whose advice was to seek pain management. A physiatrist performed injections, with no pain relief. I am scheduled to see a different NS to see what his opinions are. I am 40 yrs old and do not wish to continue with pain medications. I want to be out of pain. So sorry for anyone who is experiencing neck or back pain. Suggestions?