My husband was driving, we were going straight, we saw a car stopped waiting to make a left, and he wound going right into us. I was just going into my pocketbook looking for my walet, when we hit, I am sure I hit the passenger door/window. But have not figured out why my left arm and mid spine hurt. I had x rays, and CAT scan of T spine and do not have a fracture, also x rays of my left shoulder. Not sure why, but when I move my left shoulder it shoots into my spine. Doctor in ER said T1-2 tender to touch, T6 I know I have a herniation, but this too hurts more then regular. Doctor in ER said I may just have a sprain, but may be more, so she is sending me to the spine institute associated with the ER I went
Oh, the person who hit us told the cops that "he wasn't looking when he turned, he was distracted by a car that went around him", my husband thought his breath smelled of alcohol, which he told the officers. I was in the ER for 6 hours, the doctor would have let me stay over night, but I said there was little they could do for me I couldn't have at home...so she sent me home. I have only gotten out of bed to go to the bathroom, just to much pain to move around.
Does anyone know why when I move my left shoulder, the pain goes right into my spine, dooctor didn't think it was going into C spine, she thought T spine. I had a C5-6 fusion last aug, and have had a lumbar decompression L4-S1 in 01, and live in pain...I know I am in spasm now, but the pain is different then in the past.