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Constant pain after successful rotator cuff surgery

It has been two years since my chiropractor split my left rotator cuff. I knew something was wrong, and told her. She told me to come back the next day and she would adjust me again and she changed me again! I went to a specialist who ordered an MRI, injections, and second options.
The diagnosis was degenerative lumbar dic, lumber spinal stenosis and lumbar spinal spinal stenosis and radiculopathy. Surgery was done. It was successful., how ever the pain radiated from my head aches to my scapula causing stomach aches and vomiting. Which stopped after a few months as well as the head aches. The problem is the other symptoms have continued to this day.. I have pain in my sapula which affects my stomach. I am taking high doses of medicine which helps. Physical therapy  caused pain and was discontinued. As a consequence I was referred to many doctors to no avail. My insurance has changed since I am sixty five and have to pay my medical bills. I am seeing a Physical therapist which is very painful and a a acupuncturist who I trust but the method will take time. I lam living  in my room fearing the pain, which all was returns. Help!



  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    Do I understand correctly, you had rotator cuff surgery, but have not addressed the lumbar problem except with PT?

    Have you seen a spine specialist?


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