I have shoulders and arm pain. I can manage my life with this pain. It bothers me if I have more activities. (not much neck pain) such as cooking or cleaning going shopping. I feel swelling of upper back and shoulder blades. Right arm pain. the worst thing I feel very tired and some time feeling off balance.I had cortizon injections done only get temporarily relief from it. I have seen three doctors. two of then not recommended the surgery (they said nothing wrong with my spinal) one said it is surgical. (fusion c5-c6) I have scheduled the surgery but I don't want to get worse than I am. I am seeking for a advise who already had done surgery and how long does it take to get back to fully normal if surgery is has success.