Please anyone,i was in a car accident october two days before halloween 2008.Six months after my neck surgery. I was still doing therapy when i had the accident.I was told to continue on with it and was put on muscle relaxants,anti inflammatories and pain meds. Its been over a year now and my muscles are still spasming out of control and very tight.I go for weekly massages and seem to surprise my therapist every time i go.He's just amazed that my muscles are still sore and tight all over. My real problem is my rib area and my hips.My ribs hurt all the time,it hurts to bend over and if i walk anywhere the pain increases and starts to radiate into my stomach and it feels like a really bad stomach ache. Sometimes it gets so bad that i have to stop walking and crunch up into a ball.This just isn't right that i should be in so much pain after over a year since the accident.The diagnosis after the accident was whiplash but they did a mri of my lower back and found four bulging discs two small and two moderate.They also found stenosis on two levels. Before the accident i had two levels in my thoracic area that had bulges as well one was touching the sac around my spinal cord but my doctor won't do an mri in that area saying that she only does mri's if she feels its a surgical case and she said that i would never find anyone to do a surgery there so she refuses to do the mri to find out what happened during the accident so i just go day by day in pain. My question is does this sound like a disc problem in my thoracic area or does it sound like just muscle problems. I know none of you's are doctors i've been on hear a very long time now.I just want everyones opinions.My insurance co. and denied my physio,i've been without it since november of last year.Since then i've gone backwards a bit.Physio was helping calm down the pain for a while after i had it.They had heat,tens units ,and stim that they would use on me.I still so the stretches and i take hot showers to try and relax the muscles but so far they don't seem to help.Its always a short fix to a major problem.