In 2005 I was kicked in the head at work whilst lying flat out on someone, my head was pushed right back and I was lifted off the ground, a whiplash type movement.
As a result of this I was in a great deal of pain and sent to another call before being taken to the hospital. At hospital I was X-rayed (1 shot) and nothing was seen so I was sent home with a collar and treated for whiplash. Quite a few months later, maybe even a year and I was still in pain but just from time to time. This resulted in an MRI being carried out which showed a fracture at c1 c2 and osteoarthritis build up around the c1 c2.
My doctor at the time gave me tramadol and sent me packing. Over the past few years I have continued getting severe pain from time to time however for the past 10 weeks I have been signed off my work and prescribed diazepam 2mg, amatriptiline 20mg, co-codomol 30/500 and codeine phosphate. None of which touch my pain.
I have since been x-rayed again (several views) which have showed the old fracture and compression of c1 c2 and c3. I am now awaiting another MRI as work has agreed to pay for private care. My specialist isn't giving much away but told me its likely I may require surgery but won't know for sure until after the MRI has been examined.
I have to say I am extremely worried that I am going to loose my job through ill health, I am crippled by this pain.
Has anyone been in similar circumstances and can give me a little advice or information. I know until after my MRI I won't get real answers but with another week to wait for the MRI and probably at least another week after that for results I am at my wits end.