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Shoulder PT for Disc Herniatino

Nick40NNick40 Posts: 1
edited 07/15/2015 - 11:55 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hey Everybody,

About 6 months ago I discovered I had a cervical herniation at the C5-C6 level with "severe" stenosis. I saw a PT once a every two weeks for about 3 months and was sent on my way. Interestingly enough, the PT mentioned that while I do have a herniation (confirmed by MRI), she was convinced that my right shoulder was the source of the problem. I pretty much only do shoulder exercises every other day as prescribed by my PT, however, I still have a pretty bad neck in terms of pain (full ROM at the moment). I currently (try) to train BJJ twice to three times a week when my neck doesn't hurt and do McKenzie exercises a few times a day. I think its worth noting that rarely experience nerve related symptoms or weakness, but I am incredibly paranoid nerve damage which I believe results in anxiety induced symptoms or maybe feeling something that isnt there (like tingling or weakness)

I was wondering if anybody has experienced anything similar to what I mentioned above. Any feedback helps!


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  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 552
    I had herniated c4/5. I had 2 surgeries for it. When I first injured myself, I complained of neck pain & left shoulder/arm pain. The doctors all told me my pain was coming from my herniated disc. I did many months of physical therapy, many different injections & many meds. I also had mri of both neck & shoulder. Was told there was nothing wrong with my shoulder. Finally, after 2 years, I couldn't take the pain in my shoulder any longer, I found a new orthopedic doctor. He looked at my old mri & told me that it shows a suspicion of a tear? He sent me for a new mri/arthrogram. It came back saying I had a full tear.
    I am now 5 weeks into recovery from rotator cuff surgery.
    I ended up having 2 separate injuries, but the doctors all thought it was just coming from my neck.
    Maybe talk to your doctor about getting an arthrogram? That's the test you need to diagnosis your shoulder.
    Good luck & keep us posted.
  • I'm in the same camp as Motor, I had two places that required surgery. It can be a bit scary but my advice would be don't stop until you have fixed both items. I spread mine out about 5 months apart.

    Best of luck.
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