Complications after surgery

Hello,
I had my PM implanted in February. I needed the physical therapy to increase range of motion. I am finished with that part which helped a lot; however, I still can't raise my arm without pain due to a pinched nerve.
Has anyone else had this problem after having the PM surgery?


4 Comments

squeaky wheel..

by Pookie - 2008-05-09 02:05:36

So glad to hear that you are on top of things!

But why a Neurologist: aren't they for the head? ; told you I wasn't a doctor!!

And if it makes you feel any better, my cardiologist doesn't give a hoot about me either, always just dismisses me.

Glad to hear that you local doctor listens!

Hope you find your answer!

Pookie.

Left Shoulder/Arm Pain

by 220 chandler ave - 2008-05-09 05:05:07

I too had left shoulder/arm pain and went to PT which really did not help much. It has now been a year and the pain has now almost diminished. I too was having spasms in the area, which I no longer have. I guess it just takes time for the healing process to kick in. Hang n there!!!!

Sharon B.

Pinched Nerve

by Pookie - 2008-05-09 09:05:17

I am not a doctor....but how do you know it is a pinched nerve? I would be asking for an Xray or a CT scan. Is it swollen or red? How long has this been going on?

You shouldn't be having any pain.

Push the doctors for an answer!!

The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Pookie.

Pookie

by caseyd - 2008-05-09 12:05:31

I have had an X-ray but have not had the CT scan. My therapy has helped me a lot but not the pain in my arm/shoulder, the range of motion. The therapist says the doc will probably refer me to a neurologist next week. I had complained to cardiologist but he shows little interest in problems. I told him the 'dissolving" stitches were not all dissolved but he just said "some take longer than others". I went to local doc the following week and he removed the three and gave me antibiotic as it had a little infection. The local doc takes me serious and is responsible for me having physical therapy, the x-ray and took care of the stitches and infection. I return to him next week and will ask him for a CT scan. This wheel has no choice but to squeak louder now. Thank you so much for replying.

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