Hi, have posted before about the horrendous neck pain from a car accident a year ago + (Had a severe concussion, cervical neck injury etc)
Long story short, went through PT last year, motion got better but still pain, then the pain (flare ups) were so bad and lingering every second of the day for days and days, got an MRI which showed a herniated disc at C7-T1, loss of normal cervical lordosis, degenerative disc disease, disc loss, effacement at front of spinal cord...
My Dr. said my discs have "shifted" in the accident, next time I saw her she said your MRI was normal, what's the problem....ugh!! trying to get her changed so I can see someone else.
She also said she was not going to send me to any specialist as I do not need to go to one, put me back in PT so now I'm going twice a week and we are working very conservatively.
Dr. is pushing me to go for steroid injections but I don't know whether to go? I'm worried if they work they are merely masking what's actually going on, also heard about the side effects which don't sound fun, one of which can be severe depression, last summer I became so depressed and was suicidal, meds had to be increased so it's scary to me.
Does anyone think more PT will help? Is this the right therapy to be in? I am beyond frustrated and cannot remember when I was not in pain.
The flare ups are beyond agony and it's so difficult to hold my head up, it actually feels too big for my neck! then the pain will subside to just under the surface (which is actually bliss compared to the flare up's)
I just want this pain to be gone and be normal again, I was so active but now only walking as anything else...I pay for it the next day.
Any help/advice, thank you