I have been searching the discussion boards and have seen a lot of discussion on shoulder pain, but I haven't seen anyone discuss a problem that I have. I injured my left shoulder around 7 or 8 years ago in high school while preparing for a concerto competition. The doctor at that time diagnosed it as a rotator cuff strain. I was sent to physical therapy and told to lighten up on the practicing. When I went onto college, I started getting terrible headaches. They got so bad that I couldn't keep up with my studies and had to take a medical withdrawal. I went back home and tried to see different doctors, but no one could find a solution to my pain. I was still having pain in my left shoulder by the way as well. Then I got married and my husband insisted that I have the problem looked into. I was literally down once or twice a week with terrible headaches that lasted 24 to 48 hours. I then went to a couple of neurologists who tried to diagnose the headaches as migraines, but the preventative medications did not stop the headaches from coming. Finally, I went to a neurologist who is supposed to be one of the best in the area, and he asked me to document some things especially after I told him about my shoulder injury years ago. We realized that most of my headaches are occurring along with the very sharp pain in my left shoulder. He believes that the two are definitely related. I occassionaly get headaches without shoulder pain but those are usually sinus headaches like any normal person will occassionally get. The knock out headaches always include pain in my shoulder as well. My shoulder pain has never gone away despite all relaxation techniques, physical therapy, etc.I am now going to one of the best shoulder doctors in our area on Friday. I will be curious to see what he says about my shoulder. I would hate to think that perhaps an injury years ago was misdiagnosed or not treated properly and that caused me to have to stop my undergraduate studies. Hopefully, we can finally get this resolved so that I can eventually go back and finish my degree. Has anyone else ever heard of something like this and does anyone have any advice?
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