Firstly, apologies for this long story, I'm just hoping someone can help me.
About 18 years ago, I had a car crash. I was stationary and someone hit me from behind at 40mph.
After that I had a lot of different pain in different areas in my back and I saw chiropractors, osteopaths and physios.
About 7 years ago I went to another Physio who looked at me properly and said that although my back hurt, it was actually my neck causing the problem. She did various manipulations and when I left my neck felt so loose I thought my head was going to fall off my shoulders. All good!
But my problems haven't gone away.
1. Randomly I'll wake up in the morning and I can't turn my head due to severe stiffness in my neck
2. I have an almost permanent niggle on my left side of my back about half way down. The pain isn't too bad but then once or twice a year, BANG. This is what happened the last time:
I was cleaning the bathroom (stood in the bath) and my niggly back was feeling worse than usual but I just thought I was being silly. I reached up to wipe the tiles with my left arm and it felt like someone had stabbed me in the middle of my back. Every time I moved my arms or legs (particularly on my left side) the spasms started. The spasms that make you grit your teeth and moan like someone in labour! A week later, I'm almost better: I had naproxen and used a tens machine.
No one seems to want to help me. People just dismiss it as 'one of those things' and that because it's muscular there's nothing that can be done.
How do they know it's muscular though?
Thank you for your time