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Hi all ,
Around 4 years ago i hurt my shoulder in work and eventually it evolved into frozen shoulder so after many trips to the doctor and an x ray just to confirm i had no bone spurs causing problems i was booked in to have a cortizone injection.
The 1st injection was put into the front of my shoulder roughly an inch in from my pec muscle , fair play it worked fantastically well i had no pain from around 2 days later and it lasted around 8 months beforeit gradually started to wear off and i could feel the niggling pain returning.
I returned to the doctor and he re-booked another injection , had injection in the same place and again magic no pain and relief for around 7 months , pain gradually started to return again.
Off to the doctors i go again and he says ok good for another one i went to the same doctor and he said he would put the injection into a different position on the side of my shoulder this time . i argued and literally pleaded that it might not work as i have quite large muscle from weights etc and why not put it into the front where we know it works. He wouldn't listen to me and put it into the side of my shoulder.....it didn't work and left me in pain which increased weekly for around 4 months .
I asked for a referral from my GP at this stage for a specialist as i was in agony sleeping i could not get comfy unless shoulder was above my head supported by pillows , after a month i had my appointment with the Nhs specialist.
She performed various tests and movement tests and said i had a problem with my joint next to the collar bone and this time the cortizone would be put in using ultrasound in the royal glamorgan ( hospital )
This was 5 days ago....it hasn;t worked i am in utter agony ...nerve pain down arm ..up neck can't move my arm across my body or vertically straight up higher then my shoulder or anything with my elbow facing out and lifting sheer agony..and feeling preety damn depressed atm to be honest .
Have been taking co -codamols and ibuprofen and am havinf coeine withdrawel headaches as im trying not to take too many but im stuck ina catch 22 ....pain or headaches ughhh.
I rang my consultant today and spoke to her secetary she is on holiday for 2 weeks so i can have an appointment when she returns.....WHAT !!
Why have i paid in over £35000 since i started wrking on national ins for all this rubbish treatment.
I rand Bupa in cardiff , spoke to specialist he said consultancy is £199 and mri is £249 probably same day.....serosuly thinking this is my only answer as im off wrk currently looking like its going to be long term and i have a family mortgage etc...
God it's so damn depressing ...all i want is an Mri and to find out what's wrong...overall this has been ongoing for 4 years.
Thats my rant over time for tablets again as pain is bck and life is looking preety grey again...
good luck all who suffer from shoulder problems on the nhs will update when i get my Mri.
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