I had a neck fusion two years ago. It felt ok at first but now it is causing me pain again. Since I am on pain medication for my back it helps keep my neck pain under control. But as soon as my medication starts to wear off I can feel the pain and can barely move it. Anyway I have a new symptom and do not know if it is neck related. Not sure if I should have an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon or regular doctor. Actually two symptoms, I have started having left sided facial numbness that comes and goes, I woke up the other day and the whole left side of my face was numb. It took a couple hours to completely go away. This has been coming and going for awhile now. I have also this week started having dizzy spells, but I started taking soma along with my percocet for my back here in the last week so the dizziness could be from that. Anyway has anyone with neck problems experienced any kind of facial numbness. I know with neck pain it is usually in the arms or fingers so this facial numbness has me baffled. Like I said I am not sure which doctor to call for an appointment.