Hi everyone, I have a question that maybe someone can answer. March 3rd I had 5 level (C3-C7). posterior decompression and fusion surgery. About 3 months ago I started having this pressure/swelling feeling in my neck and across my shoulders. I went to Dr.,had an MRI and it showed a C7-T1 disc protrusion and a right C8 nerve compression. My Dr. said he couldn't see anything that would be causing my arm pain and the pain between my shoulder blades. So he sent me to a pain consultant for Epidural injections. I had one. It did not work. I had two more scheduled but the pain center said since the first one didn't do anything they would just cancel the other two. 2 weeks later I had Trigger Point Injections. I still feel the fullness/pressure in my neck. So now I am in PT again. I'm ok when I'm lying down, but when I get up,even raising up from a lying down position, it feels like someone is pushing me back down at my shoulders and neck. It feels like my neck and shoulders are twice their size. I walk "stiffed neck" all the time. It is SO UNCOMFORTABLE!!! My question is.........Has any body else experienced this? Did you go to the Dr. to find out what was causing it? And if you did what was the treatment? I am wondering if it's the rods in my neck giving me discomfort. Or could it be scar tissue. The therapy doesn't seem to be helping. I do the exercises 10 times every hour. I am thinking I originally started PT too soon after surgery (2 weeks). Any input would be appreciated.