I thought I would see what kind of response I got on this issue as I have seen this mentioned in quite a few posts by folks who have had cervical surgery. Personally I had ACDF with titanium plates and screws on Sept 17th. Before the surgery I was aware of pain in my neck, in my arms, hands and fingers (and some numbness) but I don't remember having pain in my shoulders. Right after surgery I had a lot of shoulder and neck pain but the NS said it was due to positioning during surgery and would go away. However it did not go away and I have been going for Physical Therapy. The PT was supposed to be for my neck but we spend a lot of time working on my right shoulder. The PT says I have "soft tissue disfunction" whatever that is. Bottom line I have some left over nerve pain and numbness in my right arm, hand and fingers that I hope will go away in time and I have a lot of pain and problems with my right shoulder that I am working hard to help improve.
So anyone else with shoulder problems after Cervical surgery and if yes what are you doing about the problems.