I had 3 shoulder surgeries in all (1993 and 2001) and it took me a while to heal. Arthritis and or inflammation develops as time goes by. I have discovered over the years that there are nerves throughout your body that most of them effect other nerves over time. In 2008 I was DX as having a neck cervical infection. I had 2 neck surgeries before in 1993 band 2001 and maybe it all can be traced to that as what caused the infection. My life has been a constant struggle with pain. I have had a nerve stimulator put in my neck area for what they call a permanent headache arising from occipital peripheral Neuropathy. I can turn it up or down and I have to charge it every so often...battery operated. I was just DX after CAT scans with inflammation disease. I have benign adrenal tumors and tremors. I am very familiar with pain and I talk to God a lot. After your shoulder surgery, did you have the device you sit in that raises your arm up and down to stretch?. I have polyneuropathy throughout my body and must wear orthotic shoes. I have back pain in L1 and in L5 S1 and herniated disc.. Besides all this... I am in perfect health.