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My daughter is a quadraplegic and is complaining of left shoulder pain. I believe she has a subluxation-what aare we to do?

By October 31, 2009 - 3:57am
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she also is slumped over

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Hi Patricia - Thanks for writing to us about your daughter. Have you been able to get her to see a healthcare professional? How is she doing? Has her pain subsided? We're hoping for the best outcome for her, and would love to hear back from you.
Thanks, Pat

November 24, 2009 - 6:25pm
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Thanks for the update Patricia-
It sounds like something may have happened during transportation of some kind. She will need to see a health care professional about this so get her in as soon as you can and thank you for looking out for her! Please keep us posted as to the outcome.

October 31, 2009 - 1:03pm

she has been a quad for 9 years and we have to use her arms to pull the top half of her body over in bed as well as sit her up to put the hoyer sling under her.

October 31, 2009 - 10:45am
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Dear Patriciaplyter

Thank you very much for your question and welcome!

For readers who may be unfamiliar with a subluxation - it's a dislocation of some kind in the body, usually bones/joints.

You will need to take her to see someone about this (the sooner the better obviously) as this condition will need medical attention. It is also a very painful condition. Can you get her into the ER this weekend? Put a call into her doctor today and see what he/she says as this will not fix itself.

Read more about this on our Shoulder Dislocation page: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/shoulder-dislocation

Has she said she had a fall from a bed/chair or was inadvertently bumped into something while being transported?

October 31, 2009 - 5:09am
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