I have had chronic neck and back pain since my car accident.
Patient :Ive had chronic neck and back pain since my car accident(5yrs ago with no answers. Ive done physio, chiro, massage and been on countless medications. mri revealed nothing which was completed on my full spine. I get back spasms and sharp pains constantly when twisting or sitting or standing too long. My neck kinks up frequently and recently my arms have been falling asleep on me quite frequently.my neck has a constant sharp pain either on the upper trap muscle or sternocleidomastoid muscle. My left arm is incredibly week and im a fairly strong and go-getter kind of guy. I even go to work when I get episodes of torticollos. I deal with pain no problem but its eating at me mentally at times. Ive been to the emerge bc ive had chest pains while having an episode of torticollis. I get head aches often, twitching in muscle in my face And chest pain occasionally.
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After seeing your history, it looks completely like a case of neurological involvement. To diagnose a neurological problem clinical examination is of immense importance to diagnose the level of injury and to see whether symptoms are due to pathology in spine or brain.
All your symptoms are appearing to be due to cervical spine involvement except twitching of face muscles which is seen in cases of lesion in brain & torticollis highly unlikely to be due to cervical involvement.
Was there any blood test like serum calcium, vitamin D level assessment done?
You have to visit your local Orthopaedic surgeon to get yourself physically examined for neurological charting to find out amount of motor, sensory deficit if any, find out whether problem is due to spinal pathology or lesion in brain, level of spinal involvement if any, whether disease is related to trauma or not. Only after complete examination necessary investigation can be prescribed to confirm the findings of examination and diagnosis.
My recommendation is to visit an Orthopaedic surgeon.
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