After fighting neck pain with all kinds of therapies (chiropractic,massage,physical therapy,injections)for over a year I had an artificial disc installed in December of 2015. This was after extensive talks with my surgeon and a bunch of research, and the desire to retain as much mobility as possible. My pre op MRI showed spinal chord indention at c6c7. I also had an old injury at c5c6 (it fused itself long ago)that was probably 25 years old but have had zero neck pain up until recently. I'm a 35 year old male with an extremely active lifestyle with the family, an extremely physical job and a love for fitness. Anyways, I had the surgery, and from the moment I woke up I never had the feeling it was fixed. The good part that came out of it is my terrible headaches are gone for the most part. I figured this is due to the chord not being compressed any more. As for the chronic burning, stabbing pain it's still there. It feels like there's a knife in my neck and the pain starts there and radiates into my shoulders, traps and sometimes I get a numb sensation in my upper arms. I was sent to physical therapy 3 months out..no help. I also went to a pain management massage clinic...no help. I was told to get back to working out and it may straighten out....it didnt help. This pain is constant and doesn't dissipate. Fast forward to last week...I went to see the surgeon who installed the device and he acts like he wants to pull it out and fuse it, but didn't explain exactly what's going on, (he wants a ct scan)I also got a 2nd opinion from a dr that took new X-rays that day and says it looks like the disc is allowing too much movement and wants to do facet joint injections and the nerve ablation if he's correct. He believes the facet joints are damaged and the movement from the disc is causing them to be irritated. This seems completely plausible after he explained it. Has any one expericienced similar problems and how have you resolved them? I am stil confident in my surgeon and honestly believe it just didn't work out and I should've just fused to begin with. I have researched th rfa procedure and I'm truthfully not interested in temporary relief. I want a "permanent fix" and not a band aid or temporary relief.