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    Question shoulder pains need answers ??

    hi... this is my first time on here so bare with me !! i had surgery in august and i have been fine since apart from a cerable spinal fluid leak. i now cannot write as when i do, i get a horrible ripping pain across my shoulder. i dont know what has caused this and i was wondering if anyone else had experianced this or knows what it might be .

    thanks xxx fay ( 14 )

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    same type of pain

    Hi. I am post-op from October. I get shooting, burning pains across my shoulders and shoulder blades especially if I drive farther than usual. I was assuming they were related to muscle spasms. I plan to ask my doctor about it at my three month visit. It hurts a great deal and comes on unpredictably.

    Joan

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    Smile

    hey thanks joan good to know its not just me... i asked my surgeon at my 3month visit and he said just to see what happens with it. my doctor has refered me to the physio but we are still waiting after a month sinse he refered me i wish my doctor had made sure i get treatment quiker as i am in my first year of gcse and it is a pain not being able to write

    thanks again xxxx fay
    Fay... curves of 50* and 55* now 16 * after op.

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    one step forward 2 steps back

    I now have a lap top at school after many months of asking and waiting but things like cutting up food still hurts. also i chose art as a gcse option before my surgery so i didnt know i would have this problem and now my teacher has said that i can do all of my work on photo editing... all is well until you think of 2 years sat changing how a photo looks every lesson. its really getting me down. so i went to talk to my doctor and he has got me to go to physio but i have been going for weeks now and i dont find it is helping.

    fay xxxx
    Fay... curves of 50* and 55* now 16 * after op.

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    Fay,

    Have you asked him about maybe getting a prescription for nerve pain? My pain management doctor put me on that and I was really surprised at how much of what I was feeling was nerve pain. Have you asked your doctor to send you to a pain management specialist? That's where you would be able to get injections, some better meds, and things like that.
    Theresa

    April 8 & 12, 2004 - Anterior/Posterior surgery 15 hours & 7 hours
    Thorasic - 79 degree down to 22
    Lumbar - 44 degree down to 18
    Fused T2 to sacrum
    June 2, 2005 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @L3 7 hours
    MAY 21, 2007 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @ L2, extended the fusion to S2 and added pelvic instrumentation 9 hours

    FUSED T2 - SACRUM 2

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    Cool pain clinic

    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa
    Fay,

    Have you asked him about maybe getting a prescription for nerve pain? My pain management doctor put me on that and I was really surprised at how much of what I was feeling was nerve pain. Have you asked your doctor to send you to a pain management specialist? That's where you would be able to get injections, some better meds, and things like that.


    thanks Theresa,

    i have asked my doctor about the pain management and he has refered me to the pain clinic at my hospital. thank you so much for you advice
    xxxx fay
    Fay... curves of 50* and 55* now 16 * after op.

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