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   Posted 5/7/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
So I had my MRI on my neck and shoulder today.  Been having a tremendous amount of pain in my arm that radiates down into my elbow and up in my shoulder only when I move my arm in certain ways.  The pain stems right from my bicep area though.  My pain doc seems to think it's a neck issue, hence the MRI on my neck.  However, they gave me copies of the films for my doc.  And while I am no expert at being able to read these things, I can clearly see on 2 or 3 views of my left arm bone a hairline crack.  Hmmmm!
I see the pain doc on Tuesday so I will be sure to clear this up with her.  If I have a fracture (and who knows how long it's been there since I've had pain for more than a year) I wonder what they can do about it at this juncture.

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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi lost!

Wow, interesting MRI you have there. Did you have any idea you might have a fracture? I'm not very familiar with this kind of injury but wouldn't the pain come from the movement of the bones and not the break itself? What I mean is that if the bone was broken it would slightly move and that could hit or pinch a nerve and cause the pain. Just a thought.

I did some research and found one site with a lot of information. Here's the link...

Good luck and keep us posted when you get back from the doc.
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   Posted 5/10/2010 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, that's just it! I've been complaining that the pain is coming from MY BONE (or liken it to muscle being ripped from my bone) but only in a certain area in my upper bicep. And when I move it in certain ways the pain is excrutiating. They took xrays a few months ago but, honestly, I don't think the doc I saw really took my concerns to heart. I think he was thinking that I was just one of those "complainers" and sending me for xrays made it look like he cared. And then they concentrated on my Shoulder and not the bone in my arm. Thankfully the pain doc could see the limited use I have with my arm and the amount of pain it causes me.

Thanks for the link. I will have to check it out.

And I'll keep you posted!
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