Quick history... I was injured at work in March 2013. I've had 2 cervical fusion surgeries. Since my initial injury, I was not only complaining about my neck pain, but also bad pain in my left shoulder/arm area. My first surgeon said the pain in my shoulder & arm was coming from my c4-5 herniated disc. I had X-rays & mri of shoulder & was told everything was fine.
My second surgeon told me the pain I was still having in my shoulder was coming from my neck. Well, 2 years & 2 surgeries later, my shoulder & arm are getting worse. I'm taking 1800mg Gabapentin & 10mg Zohydro & hydrocodone.
I recently got the result of my EMG. The doctor told me I have nerve damage in my elbow but that wouldn't cause my shoulder pain? He also told me they didn't check the nerves in my shoulder?
So now he tells me that the pain is not coming from my neck? And I should go see an orthopedic shoulder doctor?
After 2 years, I am beyond frustrated!