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shoulder blade pain coming from neck

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  • Posted By: janesquest
  • March 17, 2007
  • 09:48 PM

hello. i am am a 46 yo female who fell and tore her rotator cuff and dislocated her shoulder. i had the scope surgery to correct the injuries. for 2 days after the surgery i had improvement. on the morning of the 3rd day i woke up and wondered what floor in ***l i had entered :) (i have to laugh i have cried way too much) the pain was intense. it is now at the same level it was presurgically. the pain was in my shoulder blade area when i had the surgery as the last thing i said to my surgeon was please look at the back of my shoulder something is wrong back there as well. he told me he thought it was displaced pain but would look. he found nothing worng with my shoulder blade during the surgery. i go back to him and he injects my shoulder balde with steroids and some kind of numbing agent. he tells me it will immedialtely work. it doesn't. he then tells me he wants to do a cat scan to look at my neck but first he's going to xray my neck in his office. he comes back, puts the xray up and i even i with my limited medical knowledge don't know what i am seeing but know it is not right. he tells me i need a cat scan and that the 3 discs are damaged, but he thinks the damage occured over time and the fall i took exasperated it. my problem is that i can not sit or stand,although sitting is worse. if i try to sit my shoulder explodes in pain after about 5 minutes and i have to lay down. ice does not help, heat does not help percocet es only takes half of the pain away. of the 3 discs the first one on the xray looks as if it was sticking out twice as far as the other 2, and the other 2 didn't look right either. i also have a lump (for lack of a better word) in my neck to the left of the discs that are damaged. a couple of months ago i told my husband it felt like my neck was not strong enough to hold up my head. i made a dr appt but cancelled it beacuse i thought they would think i was crazy if i went in to tell them that. when i am sitting if i take my hand and brace my head by supporting my jaw the pain is about 70 percent better. has anyone ever heard of symptoms like this and what was done for it? i am not willing to have surgery on my neck.

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