I am a 29 year old woman in Kentucky, USA. All my problems are in my signature. I had a really bad car wreck in 03. A huge truck hit me from behind going full speed, running over the back end of my car. I did'nt go to the hospital because at the time i was in no pain, and was wearing my seatbelt. The next day, I could not move. Still I was stubborn and did'nt go to the doc. Fast forward almost 7 years and I am a 29 year old woman that cannot play with my kids because of the pain. Found out recently through X-rays my cervical spine lost it's curve and I have what the ER doc said was "degenrative arthritis" in my spine. I am on no medications for it because to quote my doc, "You are too young to be put on narcotic meds" Seeing as to how I cannot take ibprophin (sp?) NSAIDS, or asprin because an allergic reaction to asprin when I was 13 nearly killed me. And can't take tramadol because of my Celexa and cabinet full of meds used to treat my PTSD and othe mental health issues. I don't know what else is going to help. Tylenoyl is like candy when I take it for my back pain or the migraines. Neurontin about landed my in the mental hosp. because it made the hyperviligence and suicidal thoughts come back. Five days of that almost made me lose my mind. Flexrril really helps the mucsel spasms but not the arthritis pain I feel. When to PT for abotu 3 months ans got nothing but migraines from the traction they put me in. Nothing do far seems to help. I went to the ER Sunday because I fell (I do that alot) in my yard, got a stress fracture on my hip, torn tendon in my knee and a sprained ankle. Doc sent me home with 4 pain pills. Of course. Cause around here if you are a young person in the ER for pain you are automatticly a drug user so they send you home with 4 or 5 pain pills in a packet. Those helped me through the night and yesterday and this morning. I call my TENNS unit my life support. I am never unplugged. Except in the shower of course. I cannot sit or stand for very long. I can't even lay in one position for very long. I was recently diagnosed with Fibro, although I personally think I just have arthritis becuase most of the pain is in my joints. The only muscel pain I have is in my back and the tendons in my arms and hands. Most days, I lay in bed with pillows under me or in my recliner with pillows under me, crying and praying. My husband tries to massage my back but touch hurts. I don't have anywhere to go for this pain because my doctor don't belive me. I would'nt belive me either. But she has seen the x-rays. So she should understand a little bit. The chronic pain has left me deprssed and anxious. I am hoping that mabye through these forums I can learn how to control my pain myself since no one is willing to help me. I guess I sound angry. I am. I'm tired of this. I can't do anything a normal 29 year old can do. It hurts to walk. So I can't go shopping or hang out with friends. No one seems to listen when I tell them how bad it hurts. They say "your young, your body will heal itself" or "your young, you can't have all that pain in your bones" yeah right.