Posted , 15 users are following.
Diagnosed with frozen shoulder which began it's gruesome trajectory of SEVERE pain and lack of mobility in January 2016.
Had Xrays of shoulder and neck, 2 seperate cortisone injections (little to no help), several months of PT (no help), 2 different kinds of NSAIDs (neither worked), Vicodin (not much help), and 2 seperate consults with orthopedic surgeons who each didn't even examine me but just very callously dismissed me with a "Yep, frozen shoulder. It sucks to be you. Come back when it's been at least a year."
I see the Dr. on the internet for the OAT procedure, trigenics, who can cure the condition in one visit but I'd have to go to Toronto to get treated. Why is this the only guy who can offer help? How much does it cost? I've actually consulted with them but wasn't able to find out just exactly how much this costs. Does anyone know?
The physical therapist told me it's the WORST case she's ever seen in her 30 year career. I don't understand how simple stretching exercises will correct the problem. It seems that the rest of my skeletal structure is trying to contort to make up for the lack of ability to move the shoulder joint, which throws everything out of whack. I see a chiropractor twice a week for upper back and neck adjustments, cold laser therapy, range of motion manipulation and subscapular trigger point accupressure. Not sure if this is helping but if I miss an appointment...the pain definitely increases.
Overall, the pain is getting worst, the stiffness is getting worse. I am taking Tramadol during the day and Xanax to be able to sleep at night.
Please tell me there is hope! It is so discouraging and depressing! I can't swim, I can't surf, I can't ride my road bicycle, I can't jog....I'm turning into a potato!
0 likes, 33 replies