I know there are many posting like my posting, however I would like to ask for help...
I was in a minor auto accident 2 years ago. I was rear ended and my car was totalled, but at the time I did not sustain major injuries such as broken bones etc. I had whip lash and light concussion.
Unfortunately the "minor" accident and injuries I thought ended up being the chronic pain of my upper back 24/7 for the past 2 years.... The main area of pain is between my left shoulder blade and spine, left shoulder, lower left side of neck and rim of left sholder blade. The pain level varies day to day and even the points of pain changes slightly but always within the upper left shoulder blade area.
I also have this burning sensation and hypersensitivity in the general area as well. The sensation is almost like really severe sunburn and someone touching it.
The pain is always there, but once in a while I have this "Pain episode" last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and during the bad episode, my left upper arm becomes sore, entire area of upper left back and shoulder is extremely painful. My left arms and fingers become numb and tingly as well.
I have done MRI, several Xrays, Nerve conductivity test, you name it all kinds of tests, however NOTHING indicates why I am in this much pain. Only minimal bulging of disc which doctors told me should not cause that much pain.
I was told the pain is phsycological or related to stress, however I know it is not. I am in pain even when I am relaxed and happy.
I have been on Vicodin for the past 2 years. I am so frustrated and feeling completely lost. Due to my law suits for this accident which caused this injury, I feel that some people are skeptical of my condition. The chronic pain changed my life, my emotional state, and even who I am.
Because the injury is as result of the auto accident, I can only see a doctor who accepts no fault insurance and there is only one in the area I live and since I live on the island, I have no easy access to specialists.
I am at the lowest point right now and feel like no one really believe or understand that I am in pain everyday for the past 2 years.
I just want to know why, so I can at least find the way to make it better.
Please help me, if anyone have any suggestion or any test I may be able to take.
It's like all the doctors have given up and telling me "time may heal....or not but you have to learn to live with it."
I know, I am not crazy person creating this pain! I just don't know what to do.....