Hi, I have never used an online forum before, but I'm needing help/support. I’ve been dealing with my back issue for almost 10 months. I was in a plane crash in 1999, but didn’t suffer any physical injuries, or so I thought. In 2001 I began having cervical pain and the associated radiculopathy which was treated conservatively at the time, then later with epidural injections 2006 to 2012. August 2014 I began having pain in my SI joint, which moved into the lumbar spine. The SI and Lumbar MRIs showed some moderated to advanced change. In January I reached for a tissue heard/felt something pop between my shoulder blades. The MRI showed that 4 disc in the T-Spine were herniated as well as some new scoliosis. My neurologist and pain mgt doctors just want to throw drugs at me and aren’t interested in other approaches much less my insurance.
Now I’m in constant pain. I feel a crawling sensation up and down my spine and it feels as if my spine it trying to twist. I’m losing weight, don’t sleep welll, as there's no way to get comfortable. I can’t even think clearly anymore. It took me over an hour to compose this because I can’t seem to spell properly. My massage therapy business has gone down the drain and it’s getting difficult to get motivated to see and get turned away from another doctor. I’m, going back to acupuncture next week. I was in Colorado in December and used some wonderful transdermal CBD patches.