August 23 I had cervical fusion with cages, plate and screws on C4/5,C5/6. I have a broad based disc osteophyte complex resulting in flattening of the anterior aspect of the thecal sac. Dr decided not to do anthing about that level,I am still having extreme pain back of neck between should blades and my left arm still has pain. I did have spinal cord deformity according to MRI report. I also feel like I have a lump in my throat whenever I swallow and I have vomited a few times. Is this normal at this point in recovery or should I say something to dr. ? Do not want to be a winer. I still need to have lumbar surgery. I have DDD and a 23 degree curvature of lower lumbar spine.