Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorSeptember 21, 2022 at 2:59 pmPost count: 8506
Your MRI report focuses on the C1-2 level but the radiologist doesn’t discuss the levels below (C3-T1) which a cervical MRI typically covers. You could have a disc herniation below which is what I would suspect based upon your report of symptoms. You could have torn your rotator cuff too but some symptoms don’t fit as well. There is an outside chance that this is thoracic outlet syndrome.
Dr. Corenmanmomof1ParticipantSeptember 21, 2022 at 7:43 pmPost count: 4
Thank you, once again, for your reply.
This latest flare up had me in Emergency yesterday, and the Dr on call suggested Rotator cuff tear as well – although admitting some symptoms did not fit (getting better for weeks on nerve medication with full range of motion in regards to shoulder height lifting as well as above head lifting/lowering for example, or milder, yet similar symptoms on the right side being present.
He did an x-ray of my shoulder, which was normal. He did not perform MRI of shoulder or neck.
I have physiotherapy Friday, but I do not believe it is Rotator cuff as previous phsio/chiro visits there was alot of focus on the brachial plex/pectoral (working across chest down armpit area to elbow), shoulder blade in my back as well as alot of focus on scalenes, trapezius and scapulae. (all are inflamed currently with this flare up).
I thank you for everything! You have relieved alot of my worries and frustrations. Whatever the cause, I just need to find it and get a plan to move forward, it has been a frustrating process so far.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorSeptember 22, 2022 at 9:12 amPost count: 8506
You could consider an EMG/NCV test of your nerves. This could identify if the disorder is radiculopathy vs thoracic outlet syndrome vs brachial plexopathy. A detailed physical examination by an experienced specialist (rare) can discern the disorder but an EMG test and/or a shoulder MRI can be helpful.
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