I have had 2 shoulder surgeries and I am a chef in a busy restaurant. I was told after my second surgery that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to continue my line of work. For about a year after I was recovered I went back to work with only a little pain. But now I have horrible acute and chronic pain in my shoulder. I was taking very high doses of Tylenol to cope with the pain, but after a couple liver function tests I needed an alternative. I was first put on Tylenol #3 which was no better than extra strength Tylenol. So my doctor just prescribed me vicoprofen 7.5/200 (1 tablet every six hours as needed). It helps more than the Tylenol #3 but I'm still in a bit of pain. Tylenol seemed to work pretty well but I needed way too much to control the pain. What are my options, and which one's are best?
Is there anyway you can get time off Chef?? You could try time off with intense physiotherapy. Remember that you have a injury to a joint which unless immobilized will likely continue to bother you. You need to make a major decision here before you lose the use of that arm altogether..Good luck Chef... Dave
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