Originally Posted by Mischap123
It is rather a sad and personal story!
I was a random victim of crime. On my way home with my child, I was attacked and abused for over five hours.
The injuries were sustained by being held down, with my spine twisted at the waist, my shoulder and arm held and stretched in a position which would not normal for the body to be in. My neck was stretched backwards to almost snapping point.
The doctors said they could see no damage, but they only x-rayed my neck. I knew my spine was out of alignment and struggled with pain, which my doctor kept saying it was stress related. I gave up with them after 10 months and went to a private clinic.
It was confirmed my spine was out of alignment at the waist, thoracic and neck area. I had spinal manipulation treatments over a two month period. It floored me. It put injury on top of injury. My pelvis is still unaligned. I have a brachial plexus damage and now flatening of my spine. It was grade two, but I think it may be higher than that now. I am waiting to see a consultant. My physio, who is fantastic, has stopped all treatment (other than sitting on my gym ball) until I see the consultant.
I know my pelvis is out of alignment, which is possibly the cause of some of the referred pain. (knee & foot drop)
If the doctors had cared to investigate my symptoms, I would have known I had spondy and not went to the private clinic, I kinda kicked up a stink and now I am dealing with closed ranks! They claim I have always had it!
It is clear to see I have a step in my spine, I am quite sure that if I had this prior to the incident I or others would have been aware of it.
I cannot lie flat on my back without knees bent and pillows. I have still never had any type of scan, it happened in Jan 03!
I had an active life prior to this and I so miss it. Its a scan I need. Please see myother posting for a list of symptoms, chronic sciatic pain is the worst!
Many thanks for reading my posting, any input it always welcome, with kindness .... Solstice.