I know MRI is out as a diagnostic tool for confirming another injury, since I have the SCS implant.... BUT, is ultrasound OK????
Backstory .... I slipped and fell last month (on wet wooden deck steps) - managed to save my SCS by grabbing onto my deck gate, but in the process pulled my shoulder. After over a month, there is still pain and limited movement (even though I take daily presccription strength anti-inflamatories and pain meds for my back)-- talked to Dr. and he says it sounds like a rotator cuff tear, which would need to be confirmed with either an MRI or Ultrasound, since X-rays don't normally show injury to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons.