Hello everyone, this is my very first topic and post. I am hoping someone on here can point me in a direction I haven't went. So here's the back story.
In 2004 I was rear ended by two drunk drivers about 3 seconds apart from each other. These two girls were racing home from the bar. The first girl hit me and our cars were stuck together, her friend then hit her which dislodged our cars. I was the one driving and had a good grip on the steering wheel when it happened cause she tried hitting her brakes which I heard and looked in my mirror and seen I was about to get hit so I tensed up. The police indicated from the skid marks she was going around 90mph when she hit me.
I was in pain after the accident but it didn't start to get bad till a little over a year after the accident. So we will say since about 2005 I have been dealing with chronic pain day in and day out. I have had countless x-rays and mri's trying to figure out what is causing me to still be in pain. Nobody can seem to figure it out though. I have bulged and herniated discs, DDD, and arthritis in my lower back but every doctor I have seen says that that won't cause the pain I describe and just send me on my way with no help or relief.
Here is a list of everything i have tried to "fix" my problem. I have done three rounds of physical therapy, two land and one aquatic. I have had facet injections as well as an epidural injection. I have also done chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and spinal decompression.
I no longer do any of the sports or activities I used to do because it agrivates my pain and makes it worse. Laying down gives some relief but only to a point, long periods of laying down cause me to be in pain as well which makes sleeping difficult and sometimes non-existent. The only way I get and type of relief in order to function is by taking pain killers which doctors won't prescribe me. They say I am too young to be in that amount of pain and that I will just become addicted to them. I am forced to buy my medicine off the streets or suffer and needless to say I am tired of suffering every day.
So I guess my purpose for writing all of this is to ask what I should do next or what can I tell a doctor so that he will actually help me instead of just sending me on my way. I appreciate any help you guys can provide as I am at my whits end and can't take this much longer.