Living with chronic pain for half my life

Patient

Q: I did something to my shoulder around 10 years ago and never got it looked at. I have had constant pain for years. I keep getting turned down for a MRI by my insurance company. The pain is so bad lately I cant get comfortable or even sleep. Pain meds and muscle relaxers do nothing to ease the pain. What should I do?

Symptoms:  Pain when using arm, constant pain in shoulder that also goes into neck and down arm all the way to the elbow
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