I am so tired of Doctors. I just turned 21 and every one of them says your young you'll be ok. But a year after my accident I would say I am worse than I was.. A year ago I was in a car accident. Went to the hospital, received horrible! treatment and was sent on my way with neck and back spasms. I continued to have pain so I went to a chiropractor (even worse decision.) He decided to treat me aggressively. Everyday I went in getting chiropractic manipulation, shock treatment, and massages. About every 3-4 weeks it dwindled down to 4 times a week, 3 times a week etc. About 5 months in he sent me off for a MRI where he found out I have a herniated disc in my C6-C7. But I'll be OK, I'm young.. A whole entire year later, every single day of it I experience unrelenting neck pain that starts about the base of my head down to mid back, all the way to the front to about my collar bone and on each side of my shoulders. I get horrible headaches about every other day. My mobility in my neck is ridiculous! Just holding my neck straight muscles are tight. Occasionally a finger or toe will randomly go numb. And if I walk around a store for too long (an hr) my low back starts to ache and then my right butt check will start to throb and then I get an odd sharp pain down my right leg to my knee. I have refused pain medicine (as extremely tempting as its been) because I am only 21. And I don't know want to become reliant on pain medication, masking what is really going on. I have stopped going to the chiropractor to allow my body to heal it's self, no progress so far. And because I am no better than a year ago my doctor wants me to get an EMG done..
Advice, tips, anything will be more than appreciated! I am SO over the pain. I am almost willing to try anything to alleviate it for even 20 minutes!