Aug 20, 2007 - 12:58 pm
Has anyone experienced pain and stiffness in shoulders after bilateral neck dissection? My husband's surgery was nine weeks ago. He has had severe neck tightness (like a noose or tight collar) and shoulder pain which is worse on the left side. He does physical therapy for range of motion in his shoulders. About a week ago the pain in the left shoulder/arm became significantly worse. The family doctor gave him a shot of cortisone & Novocaine, but that didn't help at all. Any thoughts?