how can you be tested for problems of brachial plexus
I had left shoulder surgery in 2005 for an shoulder injury from 2004. When the surgeon's PA removed the stitches from the anthroscopic surgery on it for a labrel tear and bursitis and stretched ligaments I had extreme painful pain when she removed the stitch in front of my shoulder. I told she and the doctor that something just wasn't right cause I have had stitches from knee surgery and it was not extreme pain having them removed. All the surgeon did was keep prescribing extremely strong pain meds after I needed up having severe spasms going down my left side of back and burning down arm and he said thatn was unexplainable pain I was having. I was diagnoised with rsd in 2006 according to results of a the brarmograph I had and that acupuncture was making pains worse but I know something else is going on the pain now is different. I point to the area I now know is the brachial plexus but seem not to find a doctor to do the necessary tests to see if that too was injuried. I drop things with my left hand to and the pain is just increasing especially when I force myself to us my left hand and arm when I am a righty. I have had stellate ganglion blocks that worked for a few hours a little then it is all back plus I end up with the Horner's syndrome for days and have to be put on cortisone before and after the blocks. I went to a back/spine specialist who had my lower back scanned by a Mri without contract, mri without contrast of my thoracic spine, and my neck mri without contrast and nothing is revealed and I know the brachial plexus was not scanned. even my neurologist had me have a brain mri without contast to rule MS since I am a 21 year old woman which showed nothing and brain electrodes to see if anything. Nothing. I saw on the internet that Pet/Ct scans suppose to show nerve disorders but I am told that is not true. Please I will be seeing another Pain specialist/neurologist how can I get the right scan and be scanned where I am saying I feel the pain/burning starting at. I even had botox injections in my shoulder, shoulder blade and back and after the 3rd tingling/burning traveled to same side of bad shoulder the left side of face. Please how can the brachial plexus be viewed what scan is needed... Please I have been out of work since 2005. I want my life back. I am a single 41 year old woman with no children and no life cause I can't find someone to scan and look where I am complaining, It is a work related injury but I had been going through my primary insurance cause comp insurance claiming I reinjuried myself which I didn't and have the tests to prove it. Please can you guide me as what to ask the new doctor
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