Ok, so in May of this year I was rear ended while stopped at a light. Not sure how fast they were going but he had a fair amount of damage to his car. I felt a little foggy afterwards, and got a headache a little while later that day but didn't feel too bad... Until the next day. Neck was stiff & hurting along with lower back. Saw Chiropractor the day after the accident, did an X-ray and said classic whiplash. After a week my neck & back continue to get worse, I tell him each time it's a little worse but course of treatment never changes. I change to a different doctor.
A week with the new doctor my neck is starting to feel better but lower back continues to hurt and shows no sighs of getting better. We start massage therapy as well as adjustments. Still no results. We stop treatment to see if that's contributing to the pain. Fast forward 2 months after accident, still in constant pain in lower back. Schedule MRI, it shows absolutely nothing wrong. I decide to give it more time to heal on its own.
3 months after accident it seems to be getting worse. Here's what I have going on:
Pain while sitting, a shooting pain into sciatic nerve, typically on right side but occasionally on the left. It does not go all the way down my leg, just thigh area. Feel a weakness in my upper leg, thigh area usually that happens when standing but have felt it while seated. On occasion I'll have a pain in my groin area, that is less frequent but happens on occasion.
The lower back hurts constantly from the time I wake up until I go to bed. Hurts worse when sitting, but can definately feel it while standing and that's when the weak legs kick in. When I lay down, which is the only way to relieve the pain I get a HUGE rush of pain that starts in my lower back, it radiates outward & down into my legs before it calms down and stops hurting.
What is going on, the at fault insurance offered to close the claim for 1200 stating its only a soft tissue injury. I'm obviously still hurting 3 months later so I have zero interest in closing or settling anything but am confused. Why am I still in pain when X-Ray & MRI show nothing out of place.