So I was diagnosed with spondylothesis at the age of 20 which was last year. I was out of work for two long painful weeks. I am still in pain, the sciatica, can't stand, can't sit, or do something for a certain amount of time. I went to a surgeon, he said that I need surgery by the time I'm 30- the screws and the bolts- all that fun stuff. I can't stand the site of needles so you can tell how I felt about the surgeon's advice. I have tried ice, heat, therapy, this and that. I'm still in pain. Any advice?
I was also in a car accident this year (2009) in July. I had whiplash- I still have whiplash- now November 8. Is it supposed to last this long? I have major headaches- feels like a band of headaches on my head (like a tight headband). Muscle spasms, I have upper back pain between the shoulder blades which makes it hurt to even breathe sometimes. I have pain in my right shoulder, and numbness and tingles down my right arm into my right hand. And my neck is still swollen on the right side-SINCE JULY! I've been missing a few days of work in which I started this job two weeks ago. I don't know what is going on. I went to a doctor last week- a chiro.- she cracked it and massaged it and all that. I felt the pressure and the headaches kind of float away but two days later-I'm dealing with it all again. And they give me muscle relaxers and muscle spasm pills. Yeah I'm still in p ain. I can't do anything normal that I love to do and it's drives me insane and I'm only 21. ANY ADVICE???