Okay, long story short, almost two years ago I was in a motor vehicle accident. Three weeks later I had the worst migraine that would not go away. I went on multiple drugs (now I am on Ultram and Cymbalta only and take muscle relaxers as needed). I have tried chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, massage therapy, I've had nerve blocks, trigger point injections, Radio Frequency, and wore a neck brace. The neck brace actually helped the best.
Since getting better, the pain comes and goes. I am averaging 2-3 days a week where I just hurt. Alot of it happens as a result of the way I sleep or the position of my head/neck. I find that if I lay on my side, I am doomed of a day or two of pain. this is most depressing because I have as long as I remember, slept on my side. If I can keep my head completely straight while I sleep, and do not change positions, I wake up fine.
As far as the pain I have no, well sometimes I feel this dull achy pain deep inside of my neck. maybe the middle of it, and it goes up to the base of my skull. Sometimes also touching it (when my husband massages it) near my spine it hurts. Then there are my shoulders. Oh my goodness you would think I work out alot because I get really bad muscle spasms in my shoulders. My husband almost brings me in tears when he massages me. Its a good pain though if that makes sense. Then of course with all the tension in my neck and shoulers come the tension headache. Sometimes I even feel like I got hit in the back of the head with a baseball hat.
I don't know what is wrong with me. I had whiplash from the accident, along with straining my neck muscles. I have been told I have cervical spondylosis with a tiny bone spur. But the butthead of a doctor told me that would not cause me such pain. he was the same doctor who told me the pain was in my head. Anyways, my latest diagnosis is fibromyalgia, but I thought that was every where in the body. Also, I sleep just fine. The problem I do have with sleep is waking up in pain.
I am wondering if anyone else suffers this type of pain? If so, do you have a dignosis? Does anythng work to relieve the pain? It is so depressing. This whole ordeal has changed every aspect of my life! You better believe I hired a lawyer for this! But that is not what is important. What is important is geting rid of the pain!