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Female Newbie, 40, got Fibro. so far/major disc injuries I'm sure


I'm 40, female, and I've had 5 upper back injuries and 1 lower.
The Chiro's have said I have pectoral impingment syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and after the last car accident 2 full cervical disc tears.

So far I've only been using physical therapist(briefly as they made things worse usually so I quit), and Chiropractors.

When I went to a Rheumatologist for my autoimmune tests, she only gave me a Fibro diasgnosis, and she refulses to refer me into more testing for bone/muscle health.

*I have now suffered 11 years with some sort of imbalance in the spine,
When I life/move wrong, I cause rolling random spasms all over my upper neck/back sometimes.
When I first had a major upper back/shoulder injury from a fall, I had serious neck muscle spasms/pain.
I never got an MRI, and I suspect I did serious disc damage at that time.

During the last accident, with the only MRI I got for my neck, after the Chiro's took me seriously, the Neurologist and a Surgeon blew me off!
Both saying I have some degeneration, but it wouldn't necessarily be causing me the pain I'm talking about.
(I think they were trying to discount me, and my pain/and somehow it may be tied to the accident and insurance?) I was going after the guy who rear ended me.

*I'm so tired, hurt, angry, frustrated*.
*I am beautiful, or so men say, but I feel useless and unlovable as I had a husband at the time who was abusive, and treated me like I had no value because I couldn't easily work like a workaholic and be super competitive like him.*
*It's 8 years later, and I'm scared to admit I have back problems for fear I'll never get a date ever because on all dating sites, 98% of men only talk about sports and doing athletic activities and I'm severely limited.*
I never liked sports...but I cannot even play 9 holes of frisbee disc golf or swim alone like I used to.

I don't know, I am 40, and think the only guy who would deal with a girlfriend with real health issues is a 58 year old man, if they have health issues and would actually understand.

Clearly this continually eats away at me and digs at my self-esteem over dating/work, success.

I'm contemplating just filing for disability in the near future even though I will be working more towards a retraining in the field of art.
I used to do more psychiatric support work, but I cannot lift elderly people or assist without serious spasms, or do repetitive arm use for more than a few hours to do the old work I used to do to fill in which was data entry. So my job options are also seriously limited.

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