whitegig1, you are not alone. Dr. Abaci, thank you for the glimmer of hope. I have endured 2 acromioplasty surgeries (1 year apart) the 2nd with a Mumford, all on my left shoulder. After the 2nd surgery (20% loss ROM then 50%) I was endured many different types of PT (each working for about 6 weeks before backsliding) until 1.5 years after my 2nd surgery. I refused to accept pain management as an alternative, as PM in my opinion was giving up.
I am in college again to retrain; however, all my meds make concentrating difficult (gotta love multiple narc. Rx's for pain then another narc Rx for the narcolepsy?). My TENS (IM) helps and soon I will be blessed by the return of my Game Ready unit. I was a Drill Sergeant with the Army and wish I could be rid of all the Rx's (and machines) so I could be active again, I'm only 36 and way too young to be stopped by chronic pain. I hope the long arm of the net and WebMD can find me relief (none my 2nd, 3rd ... opinions show hope).
Worse yet I have to fight comp for everything!View Thread
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