Posted 10/29/2017 10:31 AM (GMT -7)
Thnx for discussion on this subject.. I sometimes question my own thought about surgeries ..
My shoulder, among other body parts, started hurting the day I fell, almost 13 years ago, & pain just continues to increase as time goes by. No one can tell me the exact reason on a given day as the fall also ?triggered? Other health issues. Some pain is definitely joint, some is myofascial, some nerve damage.
Most noticeable Increased pain, is in three major, most active, load bearing joints, including shoulder despite the shoulder 'procedure', then followed by surgery for tear. MRI & X-ray shows spur, which 'catches' a ligament sometimes, plus adhesions & ever more arthritis. More surgeries have been proposed, on shoulder & other joints: thus far I have vetoed & don't foresee me changing my mind any time soon.
Continuous physical therapy has prevented another shoulder 'freezing' however range of motion decreases as time goes by. Most major joints were affected by the same fall so those impede mobility, flexibility as well as (aqua) therapy. 'Regular' land-based exercise has been always too painful (pain which lasts for days, even weeks) Am blessed w/a therapist who understands & works w/me - some days, just getting to pool & back home is almost all I can do... Those days, therapist helps w/gentle stretches & massage.
The opiod 'epidemic' has caused the PM doctors here to be very wary.. As I wrote about previously, Despite years of some medical relief for my chronic pain, I was abruptly left w/out dr & without meds.
No 'less pain' future that can see, for some of us..