Cervical spine problems and shoulder pain
I have been putting off writing on here, as just lately, I really feel like I am falling apart, and it feels like everyday there seems to be something else!!!
I have problems with my cervical spine, with bulging discs etc, and also had to have a rotator cuff repair on my left shoulder in Aug 2011.
The MRI scan I had on my shoulder, showed a full thickness tear, this was noted by the radiologist and 2 consultants, the x-ray I had showed, there was enough space between the bone (ie no rubbing from the bone on the tendon) However, when they opened my shoulder up, the surgeon said, the space between the bone was very tight, and needed some shaving, and even though the scan showed a full thickness tear, there was only a partial tear. He didn't do much with the tear itself. After the recovery period from the op, the pain in my shoulder was much better. Although,I have been experiencing pain in both shoulders though, which is believed to be coming from my neck. Anyway, about a week ago, I started noticing the pain in my left shoulder, was increasing, I just put it down to sleeping awkwardly, and thought it would probably improve. This hasn't been the case, I can barely touch the top of my shoulder, around where the scar is, the pain is radiating into my upper arm quite badly, and more mildly into my forearm, I also feel like my arm is weaker, and have been getting pins and needles in my hand and forearm quite a bit more than normal. I just don't know, at the moment, whether this could just be coming from my neck, (I am having a lot of neck pain too still), or whether it is more the shoulder??? Anyone got any ideas?