I have Thoracic Output syndrome, 3 tears, swelling, arthitis and scar tissue in shoulder along with carpal tunnel in hands. And bi-lateral frozen shoulders. The injections I get are for pain(not epidural) a numbing agent is used. It gives temporary relief which is worth a lot. A few low pain days or weeks is a treasure. I had ultrasound by shoulder specialist. This is non-evasive and gives immediate results.View Thread
You can have an ultrasound which will show tears, swelling, and any nerve injuries. I have had a frozen shoulder for 4 years but its because of numerous problems especially nerve injuries. I also get injections which help a lot.View Thread
It is amazing how little we hear about alcohol. I took my daughter and friend to a concert and people were drinking beer like crazy. Someone even spilled it on her. The stadium vendors pushed alcohol left and right. People left drun driving and often there were fights. But they don't want to stop all that revenue. How many die from alcohol and drunk driving? It is advertised everywhere.
Also, how many from suicide. I think 30,000 a year. Isn't that an epidemic. I won't even mention cigarettes.View Thread
I have it along with other nerve, neck and back problems. Injections and medications help me. The surgery for TOS is not easy and could cause other problems especially in my case with other injuries. I can't raise my shoulders over my head.