Shoulder pain that moves??

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I've been treated for 2 herniated cervical discs....steroid injections into the cervical space. My pain returns in the form of muscle spasms and trigger points around my scapula and into my neck. Yesterday my dr. gave me trigger point injections into my right shoulder which helped immensely and prescribed a steroid pack and follow up for another cervical steroid shot in a few weeks. Today I wake up and my right shoulder pain is better but my left is killing me. Wth? I have a sharp pain around my scapula that radiates into my neck and it hurts to turn. Why is this happening? Is the nerve now attacking my left side. I'm so frustrated over this. I've missed work and can't get anything done because I'm in constant pain. I'm icing, heating, taking steroids, muscle relaxers and pain meds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My dr suggested cymbalta but I'm already on Zoloft and had a bad experience with Effexor. Sorry for the book but I'm dying heresad

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    My absolute sympathy to you, having suffered chronic shoulder pain for six years myself. I don't have any advice, other than if you haven't suffered a direct injury to either shoulder turn your chances are good at getting through this.

    However, instead of coming to rely on injections, I would seek the help of an osteopath who will take a holistic look at your muscularskeletal situation and perform dome soft tissue wok to help.

    I have found much relief this way.

    Best wishes, Nick

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      I can try and look into an osteopath. I don't know of a specific instance when I hurt myself but it all started atleast 14 years ago when I was in the army. I have been diagnosed with 2 herniated disc which my ortho thinks is the culprit. I've been so depressed about this all. No one really understand the extent of my pain. I just feel like crying (and I do cry). I wish I could just fix it. My ortho says it's all myofascial pain resulting from irritated nerves.  I just wish there was an easier answer.
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