a revised Shark starting coming my Way!
Most members who have been with Spine-Health a long time, know my long time spinal problems and surgeries.
I've been hanging in the best I can day to day, and making sure I do the right things from preventing a major slide backwards.
My wife and I just returned from our vacation in Italy. There I walked, walked and walked. On dirt, sand, volcanic ash, cobblestone, etc. It never bothered me.
So back to home, back to work in within a couple of days, I started having several problems. I could not lift my shoulders more than parallel to the ground, I was having lower back pain along with sciatic, my thoracic discs were burning. So, started up the standard Physical Therapy and such. They have been working on my pecks, major and minor to allow some mobility in my shoulders. Well basically as soon as that started, I was getting more thoracic pain and numbness down both arms. After discussing this with my doctor and Physical therapist, they indicate that it is a clear sign of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Which up to know, was never listed as one of my problems. The work being done on my pecks, especially the minor pecks is loosening some of my muscles, but pulling on others. So, its sort of a catch 22, work on pecks, shoulder feels good, but Thoracic flares. Stop work on pecks, can move my shoulders, but Thoracic calms down. So its trying to figure out the best course of action and I know that the people taking care of me and my outlook we will come up with a way.
Oh, btw all my medical professionals tell me the same
Retire to Italy and stop working on Computers!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences