I have had so much pain in every part of my neck since an accident last year, hurts all the time and some days so badly I cannot stand it, don't feel better even sitting as it feels as though my head is so heavy, neck hurts so can't settle, also hurts so much sometimes all night.
Pain has also radiated in to my back.
Went for an MRI and I am wondering who I should see for treatment, my primary care Dr is not that good, passes everything off and waits but this is killing me.
Loss of normal Lordosisis accompanied by disc space and facet joint degeneration. There is some ventral thecal sac effacement at C6-C7.
C2-C3: There is facet degeneration, right worse than left.
C3-C4: Minimal disc osteophyte complex
C4-C5: Minimal disc osteophyte complex
C5-C6: Mild broad disc osteophyte complex
C6-C7: Disc height loss, endplate degenerative signal changes and mild broad osteophyte complex.
The CSF in front of the spinal cord is effaced.
C7-T1: Small left paracentral disc protrusion, partially effaces the ventral CSF. Also mild facet degeneration at this level.
Fluid is visible within the upper thoracic spinal cord at the inferior aspect of the sagittal T2-weighted sequences.
MRI of thoracic spine is advised.
I am at a loss as to what I need to do, as i mentioned my Dr is practically doing nothing, no therapy...is this right?
Am I supposed to live with this awful pain for ever, every single day? i have never experienced any neck or back pain until the accident.
Please, can anyone help me, any advice as to what to do?