I just wanted to welcome you to the board but you might get more information over on the Spinal Cord board because there are some great people over there with cervical problems and I am sure with some suggestions. I will tell you that I have had 3 cervical spine surgeries and 1 lumbar. I just had my last cervical surgery C6/C7 in January. I had the same terrible pain in my left shoulder blade and still have and my left hand is still having problems with numbness and tingling in the ring & little finger but it is still early in recovery. It did help my right hand so I am thankful for that. Unfortunately I had a bad fall 1 day after I got home from the hospital and it caused some really bad swelling internally so that is still causing problems. I am still having terrible headaches also from this surgery which I didn't have with the first 2. I am fused at C3/C4, C4/C5, C5/C6, C6/C7.
I hope you will get some help soon but I will tell you that I had some really bad bad pain before the surgery and it was every day.