My name is Brian. I am 49 yrs and insulin dependent living in central Arkansas. I found my way to this forum searching for answers to sometimes extreme right side shoulder pain I've been experiencing the past 5 months. In June, my chiropractor x-rayed and said my c5/c6 disk had narrowed. I have little "tingling", but do experience pain the length of my tricep often. I have reduced range of overhead motion in my right arm as well as difficulty reaching behind my back with that arm. Prior to onset, I was an exercise and yoga enthusiast. Now I feel depressed and find myself lying down all too often (which in turn, aggravates the symptoms). I went to my PCP requesting an MRI, but he held the position that the test would be done only if surgery was called for, (How do I know if I need surgery?) and have been doing PT twice weekly for a couple of months, mainly involving various traction manipulations, that seem to have helped some.
Sorry for rambling. I feel frustrated with the slow improvement, exasperated with the diabetes. Anyone with similar story?
Just hoping for an encouraging word.