ongoing heavy dull severe neck pain radiating into infraspinatus rotator cuff tendons

Hi,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I am new to this forum but not new to pain.I have had chronic pain for over 22 years.I have chronic pain syndrome,fibromyalgia,2 herniated discs in my back carpal tunnel and very severe sleep apnea.I have been on two different machines with no relief.most days i can hardly even move i am so exhausted.I do have a ton of shoulder issues.I know i have tears in both my shoulders and doc thinks i have torn labrum.I have had ongoing shoulder issues for over 20 years.Anyway  my neck has hurt for about 25 years and i am only 46.I use to be very athletic,and very active and this has caused a lot of problems.I have very dull heavy pain in my neck that goes into my shoulders.It radiates into my infraspinatus tendons in both shoulders.It feels like sharp almost pinching pain.I have some arm weakness and some muscle atrophy in my upper back and in my rotator cuff tendons.When i am adjusted at chiropractor if it is done right that sharp pinching pain tends to decrease a lot.I still have rotator cuff pain but that pain is different from this other pain i am talking about.This pain is coming from my neck.After adjustment a lot of that pain will subside but come back within a week or so and it won't go away until i see the chiropractor again.X-rays at chiro say disc height  or space isn't that good from C-5 thru C-7.I have not had mri of neck yet.This pain is everyday of the week and it is severe.Any ideas what this sounds like?I am wondering if my shoulder problem and my carpal tunnel problem is really a neck problem.Any suggestions would help.




  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,404
    edited 07/30/2019 - 1:14 PM

    welcome to spine health
    all new members should take the system tutorial

    Have you seen a specialist such as a neurosurgeon or neurologist? seeing a specialist will take the wondering out of what this could be.

    take care and keep us posted.

  • chiropractic care does seem to help,but no one really knows the long term effects of manipulating the spine.I could see where it could go either way.I have had at times where an adjustment had caused some weird sensations in my arm or hand.I have even felt sick after an adjustment,i quit going to that guy.

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