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Rotator Cuff Surgery Causing Sciatic Pain
Waiting on rotator cuff surgery i'm now having trouble lifting things why would cause that ? Have sml tear, & impingment
Rotator cuff: Your difficulty is due to weakness and pain due to your tear. Even a small year can weaken your strength enough for you to have problems. ...Read more
I have sciatic back pain. How can I find out whether the pain caused by a torn rotor cuff surgery I recently had?
Will a partial rotator cuff tear cause weakness 2 the point that it's hard 2 lift things & move arm . Having shoulder surgery in a few weeks?
I'm waiting on shoulder impingment surgery & rotator cuff repair , i'm now getting pain in the side of the neck would this be causing the pain there?
Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain? Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible
Try all non-surgical: A disc protrusion or herniation, (aka "slipped disc"), is a common cause of radiculopathy (= sciatica). If you are not having any progressive weakness or loss of bladder control (rare), you should try various non-operative treatments including chiropractic, physical therapy, some antiinflammatories. Most people with back and leg pain, can avoid surgery with these conservative treatments. ...Read more
Rotator Cuff Surgery: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active range of motion of the shoulder, while often passive range is allowed much sooner. After appropriate rest, pt will gradually help you regain range of motion, and then later strengthening exercises will be added. Expect 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read more
Asking wrong people: The person to ask is your Orthopedic Surgeon who knows your case best. Your Surgeon will set your post-surgical course of treatment for you. No two people are alike, so call your Surgeon for the best answer. ...Read more
Surgeon preference: This is an question best asked of your surgeon. Every surgeon has different protocols and different philosophies about motion after rotator cuff repairs. The rotator cuff pulls against the repair even when you sit in a sling/immobilizer completely braced. So it will never be completely protected. Some surgeons want physical therapy right away to keep motion. Others will wait 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
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