Shoulder Pain?

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kat1611
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   Posted 9/21/2011 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Lately I've been getting a knot in my top right shoulder. Kenny will always massage it away, but about a week ago, I got a knot that was so hard, he tried for two nights in a row to get rid of it and couldn't. Now that knot has moved down my shoulder heading for my back. It's also started down my right arm. What I don't understand is why is it getting worse when I'm taking it easy? It all started from a knot next to my neck and now it seems to be spreading like wet jell-o. A heating pad helps as long as I don't move. If I raise my arm in any way or turn my neck, it sends a streak of searing pain through my right side. Does anybody have an idea what's going on? I didn't do any hard lifting, you know, with the bad back and all.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/21/2011 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
 
    Good morning Kat!
 
       I have the same problem as you, except my pain has not gone down my arm yet. I don't remember all of your spine problems, but it may be that you are having a cervical spine problem. Have you had an MRI done on it? PT may be a suggestion for you, but do see your Dr first before starting any self treatment.
 
      The only thing that has helped me is an epidural, but really not all that effective the last time I got one. Do you have one of the small Ten's units?...might give that a try.
 
      My spasm moves around as well, but stays in the general area of the shoulder. I feel like just hanging it, and letting it droop for some relief...is yours the same?
 
      Take care, and hope you get to feeling better.
 
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kat1611
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   Posted 9/21/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Screaming Eagle, I don't think I posted right when I first joined which is why my "things" never list. Either way, I have a scs unit so mri's are a thing of the past. That brings me to another problem. I swear my battery moved. Kenny doesn't believe me. He says it's in the same place it has always been, but the other night it actually hurt when I was laying on my back. I could feel it just under my tail bone. My dr put my battery on the left. The next day and every day since the pack has felt like it's a little closer to the middle than it should be. Do you think this might have anything to do with it?

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/21/2011 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
 
       well...I'm not sure Kat, but I would go in and have it checked out. Might be that one of the paddles have moved as well. Where were the leads placed? ....Lower lumbar?
 
    Sorry I can't be of more help to you, but again I would make an appointment.
 
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kat1611
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   Posted Today 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Screaming Eagle.. Do you ever get tired of being right? Yes, the leads are in the lower lumbar. Everybody talks about the leads moving, but have you ever heard of someone's battery moving after surgery? I've heard of the battery not being put in the right place during surgery.
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