I have my pacemaker 5 years ago and I am still feeling discomfort around the area and in my arm. My Dr left and idk anyone else who can help me



by Theknotguy - 2020-01-05 21:01:58

I had problems after my pacemaker implant.  My pain went up my neck and into my left jaw.  I also had a problem with one of the muscles on my back going up into the neck.  It would spasm and all I could do was stand crouched over until the muscle finally loosened.  

What I did was to start working with a licensed massage therapist.  Main emphasis was on licensed and therapist.   We've had one member on the forum who had a bad experience with a massage therapist.  If you might feel a massage therapist will help, my emphasis is that you  work with a licensed massage therapist.  My therapist went back for some training at her massage school so I've never had any problems.  

Due to the trauma I received before I got my pacemaker I've had to work with my therapist for a long time.  Consequently it took her six years to finally get to the  muscles that would spasm.  Prior to that she was a great help with other problems I had due to trauma.  

I still continue to have nerve problems and I feel it's because of the insertion point of the pacemaker leads although my EP and other doctors say that isn't so.   However none has come up with a better explanation.  The problems do lessen but mine have continued throughout the six years I've had my pacemaker.  

I don't know if a massage therapist will help but it's a suggestion from me.  I hope you do find something that will help.  


by No Candy - 2020-01-05 21:28:11

Thank you 


by Pacer2019 - 2020-01-05 21:38:43

Your PM u der the skin or u der the muscle ?


by No Candy - 2020-01-05 23:39:12

Under the skin 


by AgentX86 - 2020-01-06 00:16:19

After this much time, perhaps a consulation with an orthopedist is in order.  You may have scar tissue in the joint or soft tissue around the shoulder.  An orthopedist should be able to figure out what's going on.


by Joe Newbie - 2020-01-06 14:36:09

Hi, I have had mine for 2 months and 12 days there is still a lot of fluid in the left breast and the nipple is sore to the touch. I've called the Doctor and he said it will take months for it to be absorbed by my body. But I have ZERO pain anyplace else and my PM floats around. You need to find another Doctor. 

find a doctor!

by Violet West - 2020-01-06 14:41:45

Sorry! You need help from medical professionals.  At a very minimum, anyone with a pacemaker should be monitoried regularly (yearly) by a cardiologist or electrophysiologist. 

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