Hi, my name is Ashleigh and I am pretty damn excited to have found this forum. I'm 30 and was in a car accident on my 15th birthday where I received the brunt of a 40mph collision.
From this I have had debilitating lower back pain, as well as thoracic and neck pain that is more mechanical.
I was treated with physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture, medication, epidurals, bio-feedback...you name it I have tried it for nearing 16 years and while none of it worked well, I was able to learn to live with the pain.
However, it has become extremely easy to aggravate it, and takes longer and longer to get back to manageable levels of pain. My X-rays came back ; Mild thoracic accentuation with anterior endplate wedging at the apex of kyphotic curvature(scoliosis runs in my family)Degeneration at L5-S1 and L1-L2. MRI results will be ready in a week.
I've been disabled for years and I want to get a semi-normal life back. If anyone can identify with, or have advice for me I'd be eternally grateful. I feel lost, and frustrated beyond measure.