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Pain around shoulders with arm movement.

hisbeauty4asheshhisbeauty4ashes Posts: 182
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi once again,

I had a second neck surgery last April. Every since the neck surgery any movement with my arms make my shoulders hurt all around even to the arm pits.I can not even life my arms over my head with out horrific pain.

I was diagnosed with a possible thoracic outlet syndrome in my right arm and am seeing a specialist on the 26 to see what further steps we need to take.

Does anyone have this kind of shoulder pain with movement of the arms?



  • sorry to hear that your having pain, i have shoulder pain also but my rotator cuff was torn, i would wait to see what your dr says. did you have an mri done?
  • No I did not have an MRI done of my shoulder just my neck.

  • Jeanie,

    I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and, in fact, am leaving for the hospital in the morning for my surgery to correct it. Don't panic, I'm a rare case that has both neurogenic and venous types and have had a blood clot in my shoulder already from it, that's the reason for such speedy surgery.

    What type of specialist are you seeing? Most docs that deal with TOS are vascular surgeons and are specially trained in that area. An MRI (actually an MRV that shows the blood supply) will only show if you have circulatory problems and can't tell if you have the neurogenic type. TOS docs can diagnose through a series of movement tests and, most times, injections into the scalene muscles to see if they are the culprit. The neuro type of TOS is treated with PT only.

    Please let me know what you find out or if I can answer any questions for you. I may be out of circulation (pun intended) for awhile but I'll get back to you as soon as I can if you PM me.

    Good luck to you, you've certianly have had enough and don't need another issue.

  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    Best of luck to you with your surgery, hope all goes well for you!
    Take care,
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