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HI all! I have been suffering with a rotator cuff injury and frozen shoulder for 6 months...I did 4 months of PT, 8 visits with a massage therapist, 10 visits of acupuncture, 2 cortisone shots (one was ultra sound guided) and finally trigger point injections for my neck (only thing that that has helped...my neck though not my shoulder. was dx with 2 herniated cervical disks years ago and the FS has irritated my neck to say the least). I am so discouraged. Nothing works! The orthopedic surgeon wants me to do the manipulation but I have heard from other medical professionals (4 PTs and a nurse practitioner) not to get it.....risk fracturing your arm. doesn't help your shoulder to unfreeze much faster, still need lots of PT, etc. The other alternative is letting my FS "burn out" as the surgeon says and heal on its own which could take another 18 months. This is so discouraging. I have done all the right things and MORE! I have spent so much time, energy and money on this! Those who have had the manipulation, can you post how it went? Or those who did not, what HAS helped? Thank you!
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