I was in a car accident about 2 months ago where a car pulled in front of me while I was going about 35-40 mph. I t-boned the car and it drug my car spinning me sideways in the road. I didn’t have much pain at that moment but the next morning I could hardly move my neck.
I have had x-rays and an MRI. The test showed mild central disc bulges from C2 down to C7 with a moderate defuse disc bulge at C5-C6 with no spinal cord compression. My doctor sent me to physical therapy where they found what they believe to be a torn or over stretched transverse ligament. And something going on with my occipital nerve.
I have pain in the base of my skull as well as the center and left side of my neck. If I lean my head back to look at the celing pain shoots down my spine. I have a headache every day and random migraines that send me to the hospital. I have tenderness on the left side just below my skull; my left hand has tingling, mostly in the pinky and ring finger. I am slightly weaker in the left side as well. I get light headed and nauseous and have occasional blurred vision. It feels like my head is heavier than normal.
They say that this may not heal without surgery but that no surgeon wants to do this kind of surgery because it’s too close to the brainstem and more dangerous than the condition. Is this true? If so what are my options? Also my sister recommended something called Carniosacral therapy, it is a cross between massage and physical therapy. It allows your spinal fluid to flow better and helps promote faster healing. Do you think this would benefit me or cause more damage
I need to find something to stop the pain and headaches.
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