Hello. I am new here. I am an injury attorney that handles car accident and on-the-job injuries, so I have attained some familiarity with various neck and back issues over the years.
However, I also have some lingering neck pain/problems from a rear-end auto accident several years ago, that prompted me to join this forum. No abnormalities were noted in my cervical spine, and for that I am very thankful. However, I have continuing pain and soreness in my neck and upper back area, that seems to intensify when I turn my head sharply in either direction. The pain is on both sides of my spine, though does not seem to be directly in the area of my spine. I think there is a chance that the soreness is caused by tension, and also by sitting in a chair at work for extended periods of time. However, I think ultimately, it is a result of the car accident I was in several years ago (which did not result in severe injuries, but rather, just back and neck pain. I am curious if others with neck pain have found relief through any means such as physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, or other non-traditional means.
Secondly, I browse postings on this forum to educate myself about various back and neck conditions, types of surgeries, and recovery periods for different types of injuries, so I can more accurately assess the extent of a client's injuries, and determine the likelihood of the need for future surgery, therapy, etc... I also find the forum useful to understand the types of problems that back and neck injuries can cause in the daily lives of people who have to deal with them. Finally, I have greatly increased my knowledge of various procedures and surgeries and the terminology that is frequently used.
This is an outstanding forum and I am curious if anyone else has neck or cervical spine pain, caused either by a spinal condition, or simply by muscle sprains or strains. Always open to discuss any other conditions or issues as well. Thanks in advance.