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Old 05-07-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default 2 Years in Pain, I need answers

Hi all.
I just found this group and have been reading a lot of your posts. Many of your posts sound very similar to what I have been going through.

Heres my history:
I workout a lot, mix of weight lifting and gymnastics type of movements. I gained about 25 lbs of muscle within a year so theres obvious inclinations of anatomy getting shifted around quickly. Anyways, about 2 years ago I fell off a set of rings (like gymnastics rings) and immediately felt a pinching pain in my shoulder/tightness in the front of my neck. Later on/next few days, the pain became extremely severe. Went to the dr but I was diagnosed with a severe illness and stopped all activity for 2-3 months in which the pain persisted. After a year I finally got everything checked out.
-Cervical MRI: some disc herniation but spine specialist reported normal, nothing to worry about
-Brachial Plexus MRI: normal
-EMG: one reported normal, one reported with some abnormalities
-seen m3-4 chiropractors, PT for 6 months (ART, gratson +exercises all which do nothing, possibly make it worse), trigger point injections for 1.5 years, cervical epidural done... all no relief
-take topomax
-gone to two neurologists, both tell me its muscular

-pain is in my pinky and ring finger, bicep, shoulder, shoulder blade area, pec/chest, subclavicular/infraclavicular areas, up SCM, jaw and occipital headaches

-fatigue with brushing hair, teeth etc.

I could go on...

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:41 AM   #2
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Has anyone tried rib mobilisations? to check or possibly drop the top rib back into place?

Manual trigger point work of the muscles? Muscles cannot be fixed/relaxed if triggers are in them.. see our TOS sticky threads for more info..

Other things that helped for me..
IF stim - DC used it so then got my own off Amazon under 100.00
low/soft/cold laser - DC used it and it was very fast & helpful for trouble spots/joints.

but rehab/recovery for my repetitive work RSI/TOS was about 2.5 yrs... but part of that was delayed due to work comp baloney..
I really got best recovery when off work and found a very good DC & when I plateaued in my recovery I found a PT teacher that tried the rib mob ( it was exactly what I needed). My spasmed muscles had pulled my top ribs up pinching things between my collarbones.. I then told DC about that and he followed up as needed..
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:18 AM   #3
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If you let us know what area of the country you are in someone may be able to point you in the direction of a doctor that could help.

In my case a neurologist wasn't able to help, but a thoracic surgeon was.
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STL123 -- are you from St. Louis? Have you been to Barnes? It's a great place to try.
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If you let us know what area of the country you are in someone may be able to point you in the direction of a doctor that could help.

In my case a neurologist wasn't able to help, but a thoracic surgeon was.
I have been to a few Neurologists. Im in NYC area.
Im looking into thoracic surgeons but I wasn't sure if that would be the correct route to go to.
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