Hi I'm new to the site and looking for advice about my spinal injury and lack of treatment. I had a bad mountainbike injury last february 2008 and was taken to hospital where they failed to investigate my back injury despite my constant complaints about the severe pain I was in. To cut a long story short I was sent home on the bus with instructions to keep my injury moving at all costs to avoid it stiffening up. Despite repeated visits to my GP I was refused a referral for X-rays or mri scans. I ended up paying to go private (£600) 11 weeks later to find I had wedge fractured my thoracic spine (7, 8 and 9). Because I had not been imobilised and I had been keeping moving as instructed, they were still fractured!I have received no follow up treatment or investigation from the treating hospital. I am still suffering from back pain in the area of the injury. I have approached the hospital but they say I have nothing to be concerned about as the wedging was less than 30 degrees! How worried should I be about the long term consequences of this injury?
Any advice from people with similar conditions would be much appreciated