Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

advertisement

Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial

    Forum-Tutorial-Screenshot
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

Notice
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
advertisement

Help! Spinal fractures and nerve damage advice

Thirteen months ago, my car was rear ended at 80 mph, I was at a complete stop. I fractured my neck at c4 (vertebrae) and back at t2 (lamina). This is where it gets tricky... I know I have a significant amount of nerve damage, but I have an HMO and my doctors don't seem to want to send me to a neurologist to figure this out. They're giving me something called Savella, and it helps with the pain, but I still struggle with day to day life. I made the decision to stop taking pain medicines and muscle relaxers 10 months after the accident, my pain levels haven't really changed since.

If anyone has any experience with nerve damage in their spine, please help me out. It's been over a year of debilitating muscle spasms, burning sensations in my spine and excruciating pain in my neck and back. All of these symptoms seem to radiate from shoulder to shoulder, and from the back of my skull down to my shoulder blades.
advertisement
Sign In or Register to comment.