I'm 48 years old and had anterior cervical discectomy surgery at C5-6 and C6-7 almost 8 weeks ago. I'm still experiencing the pain I had prior to surgery (neck, shoulder blade and arm). I had an X-ray done at 5 weeks, and everything looked good. I'm concerned that I will have to live with this pain forever. Is there still a chance that I'll get better? Just wondering if any of you have had a similar experience.