Just to give a quick history, I had a torn rotator cuff a year ago. Had surgery (arthroscopic decompression) on 8/10/2010.
I have been going to physical therapy to rehab, but about a month after surgery I started having really bad inflammation in my neck.
The right side of my neck feels extremely hot and inflamed. I am also having pain going down the medial side of my arm. I NEVER had these symptoms before and they only started within the last 2 months.
Since the pain did not stop, I finally got an MRI last week.
RESULT: Posterior disc bulge at c3/c4 towards the right and osteophyte (bony spur) found in the spine.
My ortho says to take the conservative route and have physical therapy/traction therapy done.
My only worry is the fact that there is a bony spur in the spine. Im wondering if the spur is causing the irritation and also confused as to why this is happening right after my subacromial decompression surgery.
Its been over 2 months with these symptoms and im wondering what route is best:
-Physical therapy - I already went one and all they had me do so far is neck stretches
-Over the door cervical traction
-Go to see an osteopathic doctor (D.O.)
-See a physician about getting a epidural cortisone injection.
Anyone have ideas?
Im getting really frustrated..I know the most conservative route is physical therapy but Im starting to think my current therapist isn't so great. I'm wondering if I should try another therapist or one of the other alternatives I listed above.
The therapist only suggested stretching (all of which I have already been doing and read on this site: URL Removed )
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