Two months ago I was in a rear end auto accident. I have RR multiple sclerosis. The accident caused severe spine and neck pain and spasms. I have arm and leg weakness, and referred pain. I am in pain management and physical therapy. The strong medications aren working yet. Just had my first visit a week ago to PM, so I'll give her a fair chance. This is my third rear end accident (never my fault), so I was living in chronic pain already. This one put me over the top.
I saw a spine specialist at Emory and he only addresses spine issues. I showed no immediate new structural damage, but severe soft tissue and nerve issues currently untreatable, except for the symptomatic treatment. I am hardly able to get around.
I have pre-existing spine conditions, and I'm very concerned about potential impacts of MS and physical trauma coming from either direction. I have symptoms which can mimic both in MS and accident injuries, i.e. arm weakness, leg weakness, which I did not have to this extent. I have RR multiple sclerosis which has shown no major flare ups for the past two years. I used to have them every six months and often needed inpatient rehabilitation.
If you can help me sort through this, or provide advice, I'm appreciative. Thank you. Stardust