Hi Everyone! I am not familiar with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, I'll have to Google it. I've had only had MRI, strength tests, etc. I had a lower back MRI yesterday so my pain management doctor can see why the shots are ineffective. I know when I started therapy after the car hit me, I was told the way I was hit my lower back had a slight twist to it or rather one hip was moved a little bit more forward than what it should be. I had an MRI on my shoulder and there is a small cyst on the ball joint part plus the cartilage between the bone is thin or worn down. They didn't see a torn rotator all though my arm would hurt at the end of the bicep muscle.
I am hoping to have an ultrasound on my ovaries because I know the scar tissue is back. When I had the laparoscopy in 04 scar tissue was rope like and basically "strangling" my right ovary plus everything was cocooned in scar tissue.
As for pain issues, it doesn't help that I'm heavy chested. My mom is 63 and has suffered back pain for years because she was of falls or accidents.
I only related my medical issue to my HR and supervisor. I didn't go into detail about
my pain but I've been told that my issue was shared with my team when I was out of the office one day. Then I would get the "how are you"questions a lot more which I wasn't too comfortable.
It's just different you know. It's like people expect you to be all healed up after you get hit and thrown 20 feet. I'll admit even I thought I would be okay and back to normal. It's a shocker to find out I was wrong.
Tomorrow I'm going back for the shoulder injection and hopefully localized sacroilliac joint injections. Even while typing this my shoulder is in agony. I'm anxious to see what the lower back MRI reveals.
As for wasting precious energy, it's hard because you know how your job starts to try to edge you out. They don't treat my pain the same as someone suffering from an illness they can "see".
Thank you all for your warm welcome!
I looked up Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and that definitely sounds like what I experience. My chiropractor thought it was just injured muscles (pectoral and trap) along with the lack of "shock absorbency" for the joint. I have written this down to ask my pain management doctor about
tomorrow. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention!
Post Edited (AmethystQueen) : 10/13/2016 10:38:48 PM (GMT-6)