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Shoulder Problems after Cervical Surgery



  • Tired of the painTTired of the pain Posts: 197
    edited 02/21/2014 - 2:57 PM
    So glad you have had some relief.
  • Does anyone read these much anymore? I still have issues 6 months after surgery, my left shoulder is sore, along with left side of my neck and jaw, so something has adjusted. PT tries to stretch it out, but they are baffled. After a second opinion, a should doc finally said its not my shoulder and I need another MRI, but I need to wait a bit more time. Does anyone know why the should pain arises?
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  • I had Cervical spine fusion on 8/07/14. I too have experienced new pain in my shoulder area. It is my understanding that this pain is due to the weakness in the muscles in that area. Mine has been off and on, more frequently when I am over-tired. I do not go to PT. I was a regular at the gym before surgery and got back in asap after surgery. I see improvement every day. Cervical fusion is serious surgery and it takes quite a while to completely recover. I have found, keeping a diary of how I am feeling day to day to be helpful, as you can look back and see the progress you are making. Recovery from this surgery is a two steps forward one step back kind of thing for a long time. If you see that you have gone a long time with no progress, it's time to speak with your doctor.
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