I just had an MRI about an hour ago on my shoulder. Well, part of one. I know I've had this procedure at least once in the past somewhere else on my body, and do not recall any pain, but today's experience was excruciatingly painful. We were forced to discontinue the exam, and have rescheduled for an arthrogram next week.
So far, the diagnosis on my shoulder is frozen shoulder. I can only describe the pain as being like the worst sensation I have ever had up to now, but cranked up to 10. My shoulder was very comfortably placed, I was at ease, and yet as the procedure got started the shoulder started to hurt. I ended up breathing so rapidly to fight the pain that I ruined the second pass. We were going to have to do it all over again. Resting now, it still has radiating pain just like when I make a wrong move.
A nurse mentioned that some people with torn rotator cuff will experience pain from an MRI. All I can find on the web about it is this thread. I am certain that doctors just don't know, but this is REAL.View Thread
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