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Re: BULGING DISC C5-C6 AND ROTATOR CUFF???????????

Re: BULGING DISC C5-C6 AND ROTATOR CUFF???????????

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Posted by PD on October 16, 2000 at 18:55:35:

In Reply to: BULGING DISC C5-C6 AND ROTATOR CUFF??????????? posted by HANNA MEADOWS on September 20, 2000 at 13:52:29:

: HI I AM CURRENTLY SURVIVING 2 INJURIES. A BULGE IN MY DISC BETWEEN C5-C6 AND A ROTATOR OPERATION DECEMBER 1999. THE BULGE OCCURED IN 1998. I CONSTANTLY SUFFER FROM HEADACHES, LACK OF SLEEP. COULD THESE 2 BE REALTED TO EACH OTHER FROM THE FIRST INJURY? I AM IN CONSTANT PAIN. LAST DR'S VISIT HE TOLD ME I COULD NOT LIFT NO MORE THAN 25# PERMANTLY. NOW WORKMANS COMP AND THE PLACE I WORK WANT ME TO GO BACK FOR 1 MORE VISIT. I KNOW THAT I CAN'T PICK UP DUE TO THE FACT I CAN'T EVEN PICK UP MY GRANDDAUGHTER. IF I LIFT ANYTHING I AM IN REAL PAIN. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ANSWERS! THANKS HANNA

Hanna,
I had a VERY sore shoulder (can you say PAIN!!!)
and they diagnosed me with a shoulder spur and an AC joint degeneration. I asked if the pain could come from my neck and they scoffed at me.
Three months post op when the *PAIN* was still there and getting worse (though I must admit my shoulder felt better) they scratched their heads and sent me for an MRI and what a surprise! My neck bones were jabbing at my spinal cord. By this time I had had a stroke and so I had to wait six months to have a c4-6 fusion and plating done.
But I feel MUCH better now.
However if they had exhausted all tests (what I was experiencing was nerve pain) and given me the MRI and EMG *before* the shoulder surgery... ah I could have made something of this past year.
As it was I spent the year in *pain* and waiting .

The moral of this story is to get the Dr's to test you and then get a second opinion. Unfortunately with Kaiser I don't have much of a choice when it comes to second opinions. The tests are way out of my price range.
I hope you find whats wrong and fix it without too much pain.




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