well NOW what? :)
well, I saw the Sports Med doc today about my shoulder. He really found nothing to suggest there was a problem causing all the pain I have. He even said you can't have a shoulder impingement (elbow and neck sure) so who knows. We did an xray and it did show that the ball is lower in the socket a little and that may be causing some shoulder pain, but isn't significant enough to do much else. I'll do some PT for four weeks to strengthen that area. So, now what?
I dropped off the questions regarding my previous diagnosis of cervical spondy, I asked if the small herniation could be causing so much discomfort, and made a comment about the fact that he didn't say anything about a follow up after the ESI I had yesterday. I just can't sit around though waiting for the ESI to work. I have to be able to look down to write in three weeks or less and right now I can't. I need to go back to work too. I called my LTD lady today and told her I am going back to work but was still concerned about my neck and that I don't know how I'll do going into straight eight hour shifts. Its not like I have a lot of manual labor, but looking down is so painful. I don't know how long I should wait to hear back from him. I want some massage and ultrasound what ever else might help. I just have no idea! UGH!