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Why take lung x-ray when I have frozen shoulder?

By Anonymous January 5, 2011 - 11:15am
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Hi Anonymous

Thanks for your question and welcome!

Has your frozen shoulder been officially diagnosed? Is so, what kind of treatment are you getting for it (cortisone shots, physical therapy...?)
Do you know how you got frozen shoulder? An accident or were you immobile in your arm for some time?
Have you complained of pain in other areas like anywhere on your back or neck?
Your doctor may be requesting a lung x-ray for you to rule out anything wrong with your lungs or your chest cavity, based on the pain you have described to him. If there is an issue with our lungs, it's possible to feel pain in our lower, mid and upper backs, as well as down in our tailbones and up towards our lower neck or shoulder areas.

Did you not ask your doctor why this test is being done or did he not tell you? It's not a good idea to get x-rays when you don't know what they are for. I would suggest you put in a call to your doctor to confirm the reason for a lung x-ray as we can not tell you based on the information you have given.

Please let us know what your doctor says as I'd be interested in finding out why, too.

Best of luck in your treatments and I hope to hear an update from you soon-

January 5, 2011 - 1:37pm
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