[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]I’m 40 years old, have hypothyroidism, and was diagnosed with C5, C6, and C7 disk degeneration. I didn’t have any problems until about two months ago when I hurt my shoulder and severed a tendon. My EMG showed severe nerve damage. What can I do about it? [/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]It is reasonable to assume that you have had the herniation for quite some time. So something happened when hurt your shoulder that caused the pain. Generally speaking, you don’t do MRIs unless you think you’re going to do surgery.

With regards to your Hypothyroidism, you operate on somebody’s neck, and there’s something called a functional double crush syndrome which is basically the setup for the slam. You’ve got this metabolic issue that’s not going to let you heal well. Then you do surgery, now you’re “toast.”

First thing, is to get your thyroid under better control. You do that, a lot of these symptoms will go away.

With regards to your neck, more than likely your problem is a tendon that runs between your shoulder blade and your neck, and a little physical therapy, maybe a little chiropractic, maybe a little time will take care of that. I would not be inclined to do much more than that.

Whatever you do, do not let anybody come at your neck with anything sharp. Because that would be the last mistake that you’d make.[/testimonial][/testimonials]

By | 2015-05-14T14:28:31+00:00 May 27th, 2012|Back Pain, General Health, Thyroid|0 Comments