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About Shoulder Pain

LynnTranLLynnTran Posts: 1
edited 09/01/2015 - 2:53 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Any Body has shoulder pain?

Welcome to Spine-Health

One of the most important things that members can do is to provide the rest of the community with as much information about themselves as possible. It is so very difficult for anyone to respond when we do not have enough information to go on. This is not meant to indicate that you are doing anything wrong or violated any rule, we are just trying to be pro-active and get the information upfront so that people can start responding and your thread is more effective.

So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong, The fact that your test results are negative does not mean that you are fine and without any concerns. Many times it takes several diagnostic tests and procedures to isolate a specific condition.

Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?

    . Year, Your age, etc
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
- Are there others in your family with similar medication conditions?
- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)

  • . Which doctor did you start with? Ie Primary Care Physician
    . Who are you currently seeing?
- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?

  • . Physical Therapy
    . Ultrasound / Tens unit
    . Spinal Injections
    . Acupuncture
    . Massage Therapy
- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)

  • . Summarize the results, please do not post all details, we cannot analyze them
    . How many different tests have you had over the years? Similar results?
- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)

  • . Name of Medication
    . How long have you been using this?
    . Results
- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
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  • - Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
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What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.

It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are

I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways it’s like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then it’s up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

Specific comments :

You need to give us some information. Many people here have shoulder pain. Many different reasons

Personal Opinion, not medical advice :

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 09/01/15 08:52 est



  • Sheri76Sheri76 Michigan Posts: 485
    My xrays from July show that's where my pain is from. Say I've had it for some time telling from the calcium deposits/arthritis. The pain was getting worse from recovering from lumbar fusion, L4-5, disc removal... Laying down was putting too much pressure there. I did do about a month of PT for it, along with my fusion PT. Talk about excruciating PT! Rotor cuff tendonitis PT was far worse than for my back. Although, for my shoulder the pain was bad during PT, but didn't keep hurting ....where my fusion PT didn't necessarily bother me during the PT session, but I would be in pain later that day and the next. That's why I switched to aquatic therapy at that time....much better for me. I discontinued the shoulder PT, I felt it had improved enough, and I could continue most of the exercises at home. And yes....I did not want to deal with that PT therapist manipulation pain any longer....yes, I'm a wimp for that kind of pain. Plus I wanted to concentrate my remaining sessions on my fusion PT. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
  • BlessedMom74BBlessedMom74 Posts: 322
    edited 09/02/2015 - 5:19 AM
    I had it on and off before my neck fusion surgery. But apparently the pinched nerve caused a lot of atrophy in my shoulders and scapula, so now that I am in PT and therapist is trying to wake up my shoulders, I have been having a lot of shoulder pain. Deep, like my shoulder is in a vice. He has me doing a lot of rotator cuff work which is very painful too.
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