Hey crazywiki, I'm sorry you are suffering after a rear ender. I suffered the same 16 years ago. We were the middle car in a 3 car shunt. I was 6 months pregnant at the time, so my ligaments were very soft anyway. The accident caused muscle and ligament damage down my neck and across my left shoulder, which I still suffer with even now. Although this is not the main reason for my pain, as I have since developed disc degeneration and herneated discs, plus a good old dose of sciatica in the mix. I hope you aren't suffering too much.
I was rear ended in spring 2015. I felt fine at first, but then realized I must have had a concussion when I slept the next day or so. I continued to suffer from constant headaches, fatigue, and whiplash associated neck injuries. The muscle issues in my neck have resolved. And now still on disability (now long term) mainly due to headaches and cognitive issues from post concussion syndrome. Reason why I'm using this app: I also started to develop numbness in my hip, as I favoured one side while lying in bed for so many months sleeping and headachy. This developed into what we hope is a pinched nerve in the butt, and not a herniated disk as we first thought.
Crazywiki, I totally believe you. Auto accidents have been a curse for me. I've been rear ended twice, rear ended another car, was hit from the passengers side (bad!) that caused car to spin, and a very freak auto accident where my dad went over a speed bump too fast causing me to bounce up off the seat, strike my head on the roof of the car, head tilted forward to strike back of neck on roof of car and then slammed down onto tailbone in seat. All combined over a 15 year period, and my spine is shot. I swear I had a bullseye target on any car I was in! It started nearly 30 years ago. Oh yeah, I fell from a really high slide in 5th grade, knocking myself out as I landed on my back & breaking my left leg. And in 2009 I slipped on wet concrete, falling flat of my back & striking my skill twice as it bounced on the floor. That was the beginning of my SI joint issues with trigeminal neuralgia & sciatica. Red bullseye I tell you!
I know I'm late to this topic. Not necessarily "rear ended" but stupid accident, yes. Was in a state vehicle 12/1/2014. The front passenger side seat was not locked down correctly to the floor. The driver of the vehicle went to go accelerate and when she did, the seat basically collapsed back on itself into a rear wheelchair area, which is hard steel. Never had issues with my back before that. Now have facet joint arthropathy(L4-S1), a compressed disc at L4(which I'm refusing to do surgery on at the moment) and bilateral sacroilitis.