I just posted in the new member forum. I have a history of neck injuries I ignored due to the idiocy of youth. I am trying to find a solution to my problem and I don't know what type of Dr. to see.
About 20 years ago a sofa was dropped on my head, I felt a horrible crunch, excruciating pain, nausea..I cussed then rejoined the party. The pain the next morning was horrible but I was around 22 and ignored it. A few years later I was in a T-bone car accident, I had a nasty headache, and back pain, it was determined oddly enough through x-ray that I had no whiplash. After this every 6 months one side of my neck will lock up, the pain is nauseating, my little finger and ring finger are usually numb or at least have diminished sensation.
Currently the right side of my neck has been "locked" for over a month...i have seen an urgent care Doctor, my regular GP, and my Chiropractor..I have been through 3 courses of muscle relaxers, 1 course of steroids, 2 courses of naprosyn (1500mg daily) and 1 of motrin (2400mg daily). Something should have loosened it by now right?
The chiropractor helps for about an hour, traction helps for about the same length of time...If I move my neck continually it isn't too bad, but If I try to do anything (typing) it starts to seize up again. I have tried all the stretches for scalenes and continue to do so...
So what type of Dr do I see? So far no one has even done an x-ray on this.