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i'm sitting here practically in tears having researched everywhere and can't find what i have except ruptured discs.

i fell on the sidewalk, dripped over a dirt clod, and fell face first foward. my neck snapped back, my ankle twisted and down i went.

for the first couple of days my ankle was swollen half it's size and i couldn't walk but i had no neck pain. then two weeks go by and now i am having dibilitating neck pain from the base of my skull through my shoulders and face. the face on the right side is numb and appears to be swollen around the ear. i have had a little urine leakage but not much. at night my hands go to sleep.

but it's the pain that's so bad. i can't twist my neck or go backwards because it hurts.

i went to my primary and he did x-rays which says moderate bulge at c6-7 with minimal foraminal encroachment. soft tissue swelling in ankle and collarbone.

he refuses to do an mri because he says it's "class 3" whiplash and should resolve in a couple of months. needless to say i'm pretty upset about this. his nurse called me and said "oh it's the aging process, take it easy, nothing wrong."

meanwhile the pain is getting worse. i have horrible pain in the side of my right neck wrapping around to my collarbone. because i told my husband he agrees with the doctor and says i don't need anything else to give it a chance to heal.

the primary gave me soma, a muscle relaxer, and that's it.

but last night i was in the den sitting at a table and went to get up when my neck just popped and the pain was excruciating. it went down my shoulders and into my arms.

i'm at my wit's end, terrified i'm going to be paralyzed or something.

can anybody please help? my doc said "oh, only 5 percent need surgery so you have nothing to worry about." yeah, that's real helpful.....

i can't go to a specialist without a recommendation, so i'm stuck....
[QUOTE=earleb;3834207]i'm sitting here practically in tears having researched everywhere and can't find what i have except ruptured discs.

i fell on the sidewalk, dripped over a dirt clod, and fell face first foward. my neck snapped back, my ankle twisted and down i went.

for the first couple of days my ankle was swollen half it's size and i couldn't walk but i had no neck pain. then two weeks go by and now i am having dibilitating neck pain from the base of my skull through my shoulders and face. the face on the right side is numb and appears to be swollen around the ear. i have had a little urine leakage but not much. at night my hands go to sleep.

but it's the pain that's so bad. i can't twist my neck or go backwards because it hurts.

i went to my primary and he did x-rays which says moderate bulge at c6-7 with minimal foraminal encroachment. soft tissue swelling in ankle and collarbone.

he refuses to do an mri because he says it's "class 3" whiplash and should resolve in a couple of months. needless to say i'm pretty upset about this. his nurse called me and said "oh it's the aging process, take it easy, nothing wrong."

meanwhile the pain is getting worse. i have horrible pain in the side of my right neck wrapping around to my collarbone. because i told my husband he agrees with the doctor and says i don't need anything else to give it a chance to heal.

the primary gave me soma, a muscle relaxer, and that's it.

but last night i was in the den sitting at a table and went to get up when my neck just popped and the pain was excruciating. it went down my shoulders and into my arms.

i'm at my wit's end, terrified i'm going to be paralyzed or something.

can anybody please help? my doc said "oh, only 5 percent need surgery so you have nothing to worry about." yeah, that's real helpful.....

i can't go to a specialist without a recommendation, so i'm stuck....[/QUOTE]





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