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.