Originally Posted by Alliecatt
I have a lot of pain in my back and shoulder as well and no one has been able to find the exact cause. I was in a car accident last year but I have had many x-rays, CAT scans and MRIs. Have you had any tests other than x-rays? Certain things may not show up in an x-ray. It's possible it could be nerve related.
I was just wondering. Did they do the MRI with contrast?
Also, sometimes it takes some time for doctor to find out why it hurts. Sounds to me like a lot like a bulging disk. It could be tiny that without the contrast noone can see. I'm not a doctor, it just sounds like that.
there are here people with more experience about that than me. Hopefully they will have more answers.
I was told at the hospital couple of months after the accident that if it doesn't get any better it could be the disk. that's why I suggest you do another MRI with contrast.
I would do another MRI, ask your doctor, ok?. There could be some changes.
Car accidents are tricky.(now I know years later)and more things can show up later in life.
I'm really sory to hear about your problems caused by this car accident.
I sympathise with you. I've been injured by a car accident also. I have neck pain but it's not radiating to arm or anything.
Let us all know about the new MRI and we can go from there. ok?
I hope you feel better
P.S are you taking any medication to ease this pain you have?