Sorry to have to meet you all for such a painful reason, but happy to find this forum. I became a member of this club on Friday the 13th, December 2008. Rear-ended. A car going at least 80 hit me. I was going about 50. Both cars totaled. I had my seat-belt on, and was taken to the hospital by Emergency.
The MRI shows C2,3,4 bulging, cord encroachment, encroachment on the anterior subarachnoid, and C5/6 herniation, and C6/7 bulging, more encroachment, more pain...
I know after lurking this forum that I am much better off than some, but still, it hurts, a lot. I had a steriod epidural a week ago, but really, I don't notice a big difference. I've been going to the Chiropractor 3X a week since the accident, along with P/T.
Luckily, I have under-insured coverage on my car insurance because I lost my health insurance last Sep. We both have State Farm, and even after 30 years with State Farm, I was NOT feeling the "love." So, I now have a lawyer. It's a shame, but I started to feel like I may not get the money I need to deal with this without one. Sucks.
Also, I'm grateful that the Orthopedic Dr. doesn't think my age (55) caused this damage. I've not had any big problems with my neck/back till now.
So, that's me. I'll be lurking the surgery, shots, insurance bills, pain management et al forums.
Thanks for reading.