Originally Posted by jkl626
Well I started a small job at home today after exactly one year of not working. i drew at the drawing board for about 2 hours then started getting shoulder pain and had to take a break.I have had some flare-ups for the last couple of weeks,after doing so well for about a month. Dont konw if it is due to my new chiropracter or the new PT I tried last week in Dr. Andos office. Both did Soft Tissue Mobilization that may have flared up my symptoms.Mostly Nerve Pain in Arm and hand.
I was also moving boxes and lifting things trying to get ready for my job.
So I was very stressed about going back to work and almost lost it at the PT today since I got discouraged and have been thinking if I am not able to work then I will look into surgery again. Dr. A gave me a pep talk and some tips on streching in between . He went over all of my exercises again to make sure I am doing things right. I am tempted to cancel my chiro visit for Friday as I dont want to flare up again.
Also my Chiro suggested getiing a new EMG/NCV since mine is a year old. which I have scheduled for next week. I am considering postponing that too as I dont know what else it is going to tell me. i am much more interested in getting a SSEP and MAC test as I know my Pec Minor is a problem. Also I cant remember if the EMGNVC can make you flare -up?? Anybody know??
Hey jkl626, yes the EMG can make you flare-up. I remember when I did mine in January I was in SOOO much pain afterward for days. I was supposed to return to work after my appointment and just couldn't go back, had to take a bunch of meds and get in bed. I am also being asked to do the EMG before surgery next month, and I really want to see if I can convince the surgeon to not do it. I would hold off on it unless its something you really need right before surgery.