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mbeckoff
05-26-2010, 04:37 PM
I had my surgery on May 4th in Charlotte Medical Center.On May 11,I was moved to Charlotte Rehab Hospital. My surgeon does not have privileges at the rehab hospital so He was not allowed to see me there so I was handled by the house doctor. I was discharged on May 20. I do not have an appt to see my surgeon until June 9th. I have pain in my left shoulder. Who should I be calling about that ? Also, the doctor at the rehab hospital has set me up with PT locally. I was having 3 hours a day of PT/OT at the rehab hospital.

Thanks

Melissa

naptown78
05-26-2010, 11:34 PM
Melissa
Any issues that you may have should be addressed by your surgeon especially in this immediate post op period that you are in. Secondly , you can expect to have pain in all kinds of various places. It doesn't always mean that something is wrong, just that your poor back muscles, and nerves were dealt a whammy and are trying to put themselves back together. If you still feel like it is somethng serious, call your surgeon's office.
Most surgeons's don't recommend PT for several months following surgery except for a walking program.

ADMoul
05-27-2010, 08:24 AM
I had a lot of shoulder pain (esp. from the brace) and even now my left one is really sore if I try to reach back at all. My Dr. explained that muscles are doing work for other muscles that are out of commission, some are re-positioning themselves and there's a fatigue factor going on too. You can expect a lot of aches and pains in different places for a while.

mbeckoff
05-27-2010, 09:14 AM
I had a lot of shoulder pain (esp. from the brace) and even now my left one is really sore if I try to reach back at all. My Dr. explained that muscles are doing work for other muscles that are out of commission, some are re-positioning themselves and there's a fatigue factor going on too. You can expect a lot of aches and pains in different places for a while.

So This is something that I should not get too upset about then?

Melissa