Yesterday was my very last physical therapy appointment and with great timing. For the past few days the horrible pinching in my right shoulder, pain across the clavicle and that awful burning in the area where the neck meet the shoulder has been relentless. I let the therapist know about it and she starts poking and proding along the top of my shoulder blade and up under my arms where the ribs are. Everywhere she's touching is just so painful. She has someone else over to look at me to get their opinion. She tells me that my SC joint (sternoclavicular)is in a posterier position on that right side. To be clear she has looked at this area before but just not as in depth as yesterday. I told my chiropractor of this pain and he said it was scar tissue causing it but the therapist says that it's not and that it isn't disc related either. She said that at my next follow up appointment I need to ask the doctor to take a very close look at both the ac and sc joints on that side!
My frustration lies in the fact that after all of this time spent with the physical therapist and a chiro (I only had 3 visits with him) that nothing is resolved here and at the end I just added more crap to the ongoing list. I asked the therapist if I should contact a neurosurgeon and she said that even though it wouldn't hurt to try that path, when you start throwing surgery into the equation you're talking lots of money and said if she were me, she'd use the money instead to join the gym and strengthen my core.