Vaccines have dominated news cycles, particularly over the past three years, particularly when COVID-19 breached the borders of the United States and created a worldwide pandemic. Much of the discourse has centered around potential health issues caused by vaccines, such as POTS, ITP, seizures and more. However, vaccines can also cause physical issues based on improper administration.
Dealing with SIRVA
Complications can always arise after vaccines. One of the most common is Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). Dr. Marko Bodor, Director of Research of the Napa Medical Research Foundation, created a procedure following extensive research that is considered to be ultra-minimally invasive.
Shoulder pain is common following a vaccination. However, that level of discomfort lasting more than two weeks necessitates a call to your doctor, who may recommend you to an orthopedic/sports medicine specialist. Some may be skeptical. While more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in the National Library of Medicine are available on PubMed, treatment articles remain elusive.
The best option is a referral to a physical medicine and rehabilitation or sports medicine specialist with particular expertise in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound. An MRI could effectively track the shot’s needle and identify where the vaccine was left. Injections of corticosteroids are known to be effective. A more serious “frozen shoulder” could require physical therapy.
Ultimately, treatment may come in the form of surgery to treat the bursa, rotator cuff, and neighboring structures.
SIRVA is only one of the many things that can go wrong after vaccination. If you are concerned about yourself or a family member, contact Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers and discuss your case with an attorney today.