I injured my back and shoulder with a TA unit almost two years ago. Since then I've been put on strong painkillers that didn't help, have had numerous doctors appointments and seen two physios who have failed to fix me. The latest one referred me to orthorpedic triage, where they're going to do loads of x-rays and scans etc. Now my problem is that they're already talking about surgery and reconstructing my shoulder. The problem isn't in my joint it's mainly between my spine and shoulder blade; my shoulder blade is no longer supported so my shoulder makes really horrible crunching/grating/cracking/popping noises (mainly all of them at the same time), has lost a lot of it's strength, is curving my spine slightly (on bad days) and has made my neck bad. What I'm asking is what are people's experiences? Should I let them do whatever? Or should I refuse to let them paddle around in my shoulder as they'll only make it worse - shoulders are complicated things. Anyone ever had this done? Btw, it doesn't need to be repaired for army - gave up on wanting to go regular because of the injury and in the end left my old ta unit mainly because of it.