Re: Shoulder/Arm Pain
what i would do first is simply see your primary doc for an eval and a referral for an MRI of that area. did they ever actually DO an MRI at the time of the accident just to check ALL of the soft tissue areas like muscle and tendons? that really should have been done then if it wasn't. but getting one now would at least be able to really show what may be going on in there now. in some cases, tho your shoulder was more the involved injured area, your c spine could have also been involved too. just because of the mechanism of the injury like you suffered can in some cases cause that impact to kind of spread out in certain ways and absorb the energy as well. the c spine is just kind of vulnerable to injury if this hit actually casued a sudden movement of the neck too.
the thing is, the way those nerves actually run from that c spine area then thru that shoulder and then down into the hand, in some cases, you can have kind of 'overlapping' types of symptoms? seeing what is going on actually in both the c spine and the shoulder/rotator cuff area really would be ideal. but you really do need that shoulder more deeply looked at with at least an MRI at this point. if you never actually had one at the time of that accident it is even more crucial it gets done now. it just sounds from what you have described that you now DO have some level of nerve affectation going on. its going to take that deeper scan to really be able to tell just what things are looking like within that area. just see what does or does not actually show there. that would kind of dictate any further steps from there. i wish you luck with this. please do keep me posted, **
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