How did you do it?
Sorry to hear and I hope your rehab goes well and quickly.
Well, I am not sure yet. Haven't had a ct scan or MRI done yet. Haven't been able to see my family doc, hes on vacation and booked solid till March (there's a shortage of doctors here). I just keep calling to see if they can squeeze me in so I can carry on with WSIB. Physio so far has just been heat, and decompression of my neck to stop the numbness and "shots of current" running down my arm going all the way to my fingers and k-taping. Next week I see a rmt. It's so hard to find places that work with WSIB in my area
My shoulder and neck have been hurting off an on for a bit ecspecially when we wear those old crappy gps packs with all the wires, or having to paddle all day against the wind for 8 hrs a day while trying to take shots to determine how much sediment has accumulated since the last time. I've always stretched and RICE'd whenever it go bad, but always went away after a day or two. Recently, due to filipping weather conditions, there has been a lot of frost build up in the ground. Been using the gps to find buried control points and then using the station to bar (SIB, SSIB and IB's, stakes and pins we would drill in) lots ect into the frost ridden ground. We would take turns on each bar.
Anyways to make a long story shorter, after re pinning points for a footing, I lifted up my arm and noticed it felt numb. I put it down, my partner asked me a question, I shrugged and I felt a "bolt of electricity" run all the way down my arm into my ring and pinky finger. I picked up all the gear to relocate on top of the back corner of the townhouse footing so ties in ones that we did the week before, had to go a longer way because its was too slippery even with ice-cleats. I'm carrying the tripod, and data collector on the left and a clipboard and total station on the right. My left was hurting so much I dropped the tripod. I brought the rest of the gear to point and went back for the tripod. My partner came over to help (note he's 60) and asked if I was ok. He helped me set up and this burning pain started into my shoulder and neck, it hurt. We went back to the office (1.5hr drive). I go to the walk in clinic that night, it has radiology on site. Without giving me a scan she says its a disc pinching my unler nerve. We fill out forms and tells me not to go into work, take these pills and just stay home. The pain is still pretty bad even with pain meds. They say if it hasnt improved when they take the tape off they will get me a scan so just waiting at this point