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Acromioclavicular joint degenerative changes

RenaeDRRenaeD Posts: 1
edited 02/02/2016 - 7:40 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am having swelling at the back of neck connecting to left and right shoulders. Extreme pain in left shoulder blade! Numbness in neck/shoulder areas (new). Burning sensations going down both legs. Restricted movement in neck when trying to drive. Nausea when looking up! I have had x-rays and MRI's done on left shoulder and neck areas. Waiting to see Neurosurgeon.
Renae D


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  • Hello RenaeD,
    I don't think this has anything to do with your AC joint problem. I have a total separation in my left shoulder, and a grade 3 separation in my right.  I also have the burning down legs and left shoulder blade pain, but those have been attributed to a cervical DD issue.  You may want to have your doctor refer you to a spine specialist, as none of your symptoms align with degenerative changes to your AC joint.

    I'm curious if you worked in an industry that required heavy lifting?  My injuries came from continually lifting heavy packages as a delivery driver.  I have multiple injuries to both shoulders.  My neck was the next to go.  I have to wait for my neck to get fixed, before they tackle the shoulders.  You'd think it would be the other way around....

    I hope this helps.  I wish you the best of luck!  Hang in there!
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