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I have subtle retrolisthesis. And extreme pain after artificial disc replacement surgery when using left arm to open heavy doors ?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Must know where pain

Pain in the shoulder opening door could be shoulder cuff or capsule.
Should not relate to surgery. It's another problem unless it shoots pain into your hand. Then I would assume a surgical complication or another disc injury. Your age would help since cuff tears are more prevalent in older people esp weekend warriors. The sex would help. Men are more aggressive. Capsular tears more common.

In brief: Must know where pain

Pain in the shoulder opening door could be shoulder cuff or capsule.
Should not relate to surgery. It's another problem unless it shoots pain into your hand. Then I would assume a surgical complication or another disc injury. Your age would help since cuff tears are more prevalent in older people esp weekend warriors. The sex would help. Men are more aggressive. Capsular tears more common.
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