02-21-2011, 01:41 PM
(06-04-2010 12:38 AM)hurting in tn Wrote: [ -> ]lefty Wrote:Okay, I live in Colorado, which is a no fault state. Let me take this from the top. Nove 2008, two injuries occurred from getting my hand crush in a staff bathroom door. At the time of the injury, my arm was fully extended behind me with my thumb and hand twisted and caught. The force made my head jerk back. I heard something pop. Not sure if it was arm, or hand or neck. The surgeon said I had my left arm ulnar bone shorten. That's why I was having the wrist pain. The injury aggravated a condition I had know idea I had. He also said that PT wasn't helping my thumb or wrist. So I had the arm done in 6/2009. The thumb was done
I had been telling the surgeon about that I had pain my shoulder, and neck. He said for me to inform the W/C doctor about this. He also said that I had Lateral Epicondlyitis. I informed the w/c doctor of what the surgeon said, and he referred me to a pain management doctor. She gave me a lidicane injection in my left upper swallow trapezius. This made me nauseated, and my blood pressure went to 190/113. This doctor also gave me an EMG and said it was find. Some how I didn't believe her.
Had PT massage therapy of my neck and tried to do some pingelum (sorry the misspelling)...swings with my left arm. There was some pain there but not much. The neck massage made me very dizzy even thou I had drank lots of water prior to the PT.
Told this to the therapist and she had me to sit in a chair for a while. I also asked her what were the popping sounds in my neck. She said it was from unused muscles. I didn't think she was correct but what do I know.
I have been experiencing dizzy spells ever since.
Went back to for my appointment with my surgeon and told him about the
pain in my elbow, and how my fingers tingled, and felt like needles. Also I would get this electric shock to my fused thumb. The surgeon order an
Emg, said he didn't know why I would have Carpal tunnel. Also told him that the plates in both arm and finger hurt like hell, and were causeing problems. He said that he would remove them, and if it is proven that I have carpal tunnel he will take care of that as well. Now mind you my
Nurse Case Manager was there the entire time and saw and heard everything. This time it proved positive for Carpal tunnel, and Cubital sydrome in my elbow.
While at the w/c doctor's clinic again I felt dizzy spells, felt extremity like headed, short of breath and the nurses assistant caught me
as I was falling to the floor...I still hit my head. Sent to the hospital by
ambulance and I didn't recognize, where I was. They said that I wasn't
answering question correctly, and that even with applied pressure to my
upper and lower extreminities I didn't respond to what should have been
extreme pain. CT head / blood work / lumbar puncture all was find. After a while I can back to myself, and they admitted me overnight.
My left arm / shoulder hurts. Neck hurts, and my trapezius is still swollen and hurts. The pain starts at the base of my skull and down across the trapezoid. Arm is weak, and can't left it above my waste before the pain begins.
"Just a little History"
I was in a car accident in 1998 where I was T-Boned. Had chiropractic care and injections to my back for my sciatic on the right side.
Now the W/C pain management doc asked me about the "Whiplash" I asked him what whiplash? Told him about the right side sciatic problem.
He said to me and the Nurse Case Manager, that I had some prior conditions not same as my current injury, but could have aggravated it.
The neck and shoulder conditions. He also stated that there was no more he could do. He order for Aqua therapy for my arm and shoulder. Also more visits with the physiologist, and order Trazasopan for sleep.
Now keep in mind that was before the POSITIVE EMG. Yesterday, 5/30/2010 I went to the ER because I was had server pain in my neck and shoulder. The pain radiated to my bicep muscle, and I hand tingling, pins and needles in my hand. They doctor said that I have Cervical Radiculopathy. Wrote for Methyprednisolone (a staroid), and Valuim, and oxcodone. I will show this ER report to the W/C PCP and my surgeon.
I pray they order a MRI!!!
Has anyone experience this kind of pain or symptoms? I think with everything else a slight tear in my shoulder. I need a MRI! I will some how get the w/c doctor or my surgeon to order it. What kind of condition does this sound like to you? Will W/C have to take care of this injury. If it is related to the prior car accident. Just like the took care of the Ulnar bone shortening? Please help! Time is running out.
I was also in a car accident in nov.had pretty much same complaints you have took 2 docs to figuire out i had a ac tendon tear in right shoulder,so i suggest you have mri and get copy of it the day it is done.
What do they do for a tendon tear?
Thanks and hope you are feeling better!