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Thanks – so I was at my ortho for a follow-up to my lumbar fusion (all good there for now!) – and mentioned my neck. We took x-rays, they were picture perfect in terms of disc placement. But the ache and some non painful/non-weakness sensation exists in my arm.

I am really nervous (and frustrated) because I went through this whole double disc replacement and now am having issues again.

It’s been about 3 weeks at this point with neck/scapular ache. At this point, unless there is loss of function, there is now way I would consider more surgery, I think I’d rather just live with the discomfort and hope I can learn to ignore it.

What would you advise as next steps? More imaging? Would cortisone help?