Was the MRI of just of your shoulder? You said that your shoulder doctor said it might be your neck, did they check your neck, cervical spine for nerve impingement that could also cause shoulder and arm pain? Or have they ruled that out? I ask this only because just because the pain is in your shoulder and or arm it doesn't mean that the cause is there, spinal nerve impingement is notorious for causing pain in the limbs away from where the actual damage is. Anyway I was just curious if they had check that out.
You know I have problems with my right hip and I was sent to this one surgeon who told me there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, he even told me the MRI was normal and nothing showed up on it. (I guess he did not know I had already seen the Radiology report of the arthrogram and MRI of my hip). Which said there was some major problems with it! Anyway I left his office knowing he was a quack!! My pain doctor was amazed at his response, and he ended up sending me to another surgeon, who agreed that there was a problem but he wants to wait before doing surgery. The thing I am trying to tell you, is if you had seen this one surgeon, I would go and see a different one and get a second opinion, and if need be maybe even a third oppinion! I do hope you have a little bit of time that you can give your shoulder a rest!
I wish you all the best and hope that you have a very nice Christmas!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!