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Suggest treatment for pinched nerve in shoulder blade

I had a massive rotator cuff tear in 08. I had surgery for the repair, continued to have trouble was operated on a second time for a pinched nerve in my shoulder blade. I am still having problems with it and it is getting more painful as time goes on. Is this common for this type of injury?
Tue, 2 Dec 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case.
Due to compression of nerve root there can be pain in shoulder.
I will advise you to MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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