posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 06:25 PM
Good evening fine folks
Kyo here asking for honest advice.
A tiny background ((quite brief if I can))
1998 - Fall off of horse over a jump and tear shoulder up...but actually nothing truly torn
2004 - Minot AFB, ND. Slip on ice and fall on same shoulder, arm outstretched...now screwed
Pain for long time, severely decreased motion
2005 - Military doctor's finally let me see surgeon - 2 hour surgery. Shoulder decompression, removal of bursa, cuff repair, removal of 1 inch of
acromion and 1 inch of clavicle, deltoid repair
2014 (now...obviously) - Shoulder is freezing. Chronic pain in scapula, chest (have already done EKG and stress test to be sure), arm, cuff, and neck.
MRI of neck and shoulder done..they say normal. So still I have only 80% lift and 75% rotation
Tried the following:
2005 - Original surgery
2013 - 6 months of rather intense physical therapy (slightly helpful)
Throughout this time I've had NSAIDS, Toradol, steroid injections, muscle relaxers, massage, chiropractic and acupuncture
Hot baths, warm baths, stretching, exercises
Some of it helps somewhat...but nothing is getting this pain to stop and it doesn't seem to give me all my range back
I won't take narcotics. They only mask pain and I was an addict anyway and only use them when in extreme pain
I'm not asking anyone to be a doctor...but does anyone have any other alternatives?
Massage helps...but I cannot afford that often enough
Sooooo...any ideas? Anyone go through this?