Hi, I had a fall from a horse 2yrs ago which resulted in a forward fall going uphill ona smooth stone rock face with most impact through my left elbow / shoulder + head. I had a very deep bruise on my elbow and was very stiff in neck + shoulder for about 2 months and then eased off to only being a problem after strenous use. In March this year I was out riding, turned my head to see traffic from behind and there was ALOT of pain + crunching. Since then I have had worsening pain in my neck, mainly on the left hand side. I think the SCM muscle is quite enlarged compared with on my right hand side, it is like a really thik piece of rope, but tender all the way along it and just at the top of my neck (both sides) the pain is worse. It restricts my movement both up + down as well as to the side (left is worse) sometimes 'catching' + also started suffering from very bad headaches.. i suppose heading more towards migraines really - searing pain + hurting eyes + nauseous too.
I know I should probably go to the doctor but at 22yrs old I have already been to lots for knee issues, hearing, chronic sinusitis and am sure they are getting tired of my (usually horse related) injuries!
Hoping someone may be able to tell me if this is more a muscular problem than spinal. Getting to my wits end really as the pain is getting worse + more restricting.