I'll try and keep this short...
About 3 years ago I was in a car crash involving side to side and front to back impact. Initially for the first six months or so, I was in pain everywhere in my body, from brused ribs, to ankles, arms...I didn't break a bone thankfully, but my worst injury was the fact that I could not move my head at all to the left and could not support the weight of my head to lean forward or backwards. I was told I had suffered full spinal whiplash and basically I would get better in time.
Since then I have undergone a lot (and I mean a lot) of chiropractic treatment, had 3 courses of physiopherapy. I continue to live of solpadol, naprosyn and gabapentin as I can't seem to shift the pain in certain areas of my body and that is why I need some advice really.
I still get stiffness in my neck, and muscle pain in my lower back (these things I can cope with), but my major issue is I have numbness in the left of my torso from beneath the breast area down into my buttock, thigh and parts of my calf and foot. I also have had varying degrees of 'sciatic' type pain is the only way I can describe it, when I walk and sit it is like stabbing pain around my coxis, lower buttock, hip and into my thigh. My hip will burn hot and be so tender that I can't sleep on that side or even touch it some days. It gets to the point wher I'm limping due to sharp stabbing pain and end up favouring my right leg for carrying my weight which I know is not a good thing long term for my skeleton.
I have had tests for MRI of my neck, lower back, had an EMG, x-rays of my pelvis, alongside all the full spinal x-rays they took initially after the crash and no one can explain why I'm still in pain. There is from these tests, nothing wrong with me :confused:
Has anyone experienced a similar thing? Know of any other tests I should have done? Or have any ideas on what this could be?
I'm only 27 years old (female as well if that makes a difference) and I'm sick of popping pills which hardly work :(, and being groggy all day whilst trying to persue my career.
I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks