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Neck and back pain from car accident.

Meganmarie27MMeganmarie27 Posts: 1
edited 01/02/2016 - 8:32 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I'm 21 years old and I was in a t-boned about a month ago. I had no prior back Or neck pain. I now have constant shoulder, back and neck pain as well as weakness on my left side. I was told my ct scans came back normal however I went to the hospital to get the results from them and they don't look normal. I'm getting different opinions as to what could be wrong.the results show:

7 cervical vertebra are identified. There is straightening of the
normal cervical lordosis, with minimal anterolisthesis of C2 on C3
and C3 on C4

I'm told this must've been present before the car accident but it never showed on my previous scans and I wasn't in pain until after this accident. Does anyone know what these results mean?

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  • - When did this first start?
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  • TreadmillTTreadmill Posts: 40
    edited 01/03/2016 - 5:13 AM
    Hi meganmarie27 -

    We are not able to interpret you ct results but you have probably googled anterolisthesis. I don't know what kind of doctors you have seen or how many, but if I were you I would seek out a second opinion. If this problem persists you need to make sure that you surround yourself with a good team of doctors, including primary care and pain management.

    Just wondering if the doctors you saw were independent or hire by an insurance company because of the accident. It makes a difference, IMO.

    I don't have much more to offer but I'm sorry you are going thru this and I wish you the best.
    Scoliosis and other problems at every level.

    2013: C-5 to C-6 ADR
    2014: C-5 to C-6 fusion/revision of failed ADR
    2014: Total hip replacement, right

    Cancelled multi-level fusion - fear being more crippled and in more pain.
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