So far I've had an x-ray and MRI done on the shoulder. The x-ray revealed no fractures or any type of separations. I then insisted on an MRI to be done in which he didn't even want to do at first. Problem is, he's getting yanked around by the insurance company that is paying for all of this. It's a Worker's Comp case, therefore, according to NC law I can't go with a doctor of my choice and all the doctors are chosen by the insurance company and the insurance company didn't get this Ortho until two weeks ago and I had been complaining about the shoulder since the accident, amongst other things.
So anyways.... he's getting yanked around by the insurance company not to do expensive tests, and I had to fight tooth and nail to justify why an MRI needed to be done to MY assigned doctor.
So he relented and sure enough found a few problems but I almost feel like they are being downplayed a bit. But I am not a medical doctor nor do I know anything about medicine. I just have a gut feeling there's more to this and they are hoping they can get with something like PT instead of doing something else to fix whatever is going on in there.
And to answer your other question Yul, the shoulder wasn't *hit* perse. The truck I was in actually flipped over, and so my body was thrown into the seat belt, and it locked as I continued to go forward and then to the side (left) as the truck flipped over completely before settling back down.
I remember some parts of the accident, and I remember feeling a very very sharp pain when I was thrown forward and the seat belt locked. Then another sharp pain as I was thrown to the side as the truck was flipping over. So I actually had thought about a month ago if there was any possibility that maybe I had separated my shoulder and then it popped back in place during the accident.
Thanks for replying, I appreciate it.
Originally Posted by YuliaNichya
It sounds like you may have suffered alittle bit of a separation or crack in your collarbone/shoulder area. The little bit of fluid in your shoulder area, maybe the cause of the popping. Does your shoulder feel like it slips out of place? your OS may be right about one of your tendons being strained/sprained, thus causing a mild separation at the shoulder/clavical area. Was your shoulder hit in any way during the accident? Yes Its possible that your OS missed something. Do you have any bruising? If you're not happy with the OS's results, get a SECOND opinion. Where do you live (City/state)? if you choose to go to a second OS, I may be able to to direct you to a GOOD OS, depending on where you live. Let me know and may I can help you out and hopefully get you better.