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Jul 07, 2016 7:14 AM

Hi. Im Katelyn. Im 21 and live in constant chronic pain. We think it's nerves in my back and neck but we dont know because doctors cant find anything wrong. Ive even had a doctor tell me I dont have pain that its just all in my head. I had a little bit of pain before 30th July 2015 but on that date I had a car accident and since then be living in extreme pain. I feel like im missing out on heaps. I wantto be able to go out and play sports and all of that but I cant. The meds im on atm arnt helping. Hopeing my doctor will put my dosage up soon to help.

Jul 07, 2016 8:57 AM

Sorry to hear about your pain. I too had years of people saying that it was in my head. I hope you get the relief your looking for so you dont miss out on life πŸ˜¬πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ

Jul 07, 2016 12:06 PM

Hi sweetie... many have tried and failed to blame it on me being crazy... but i hav found a pain team whom constantly re-affermate to me that its NOT in my head... that im NOT crazy which is so good to hear from health care professionals... it took a good ten years for it to change but now i can honestly say... that pain is real.. and we're all just a little bit crazy becauseof it πŸ€— (speaking for myself of course) have a restfull day hunni!

Jul 07, 2016 1:37 PM

Hi Katelyn welcome. I have chronic back nerve pain too. I have a great pain team who told me that the pain signals from my back go to the brain. So you can positively say YES the pain is in your head that is where it is supposed to be. Some Drs really don't have much of a clue with chronic pain so shop around. It took almost 2 years to get the right team for me. There are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here so don't hesitate to share and ask questions πŸ‘

Jul 07, 2016 8:05 PM

Welcome to our community family Katie12! I'm sorry to hear of your accident worsening your pain. Trust me, I'm living proof that auto accidents can cause lifetime problems in the spine! I've been in 5 accidents, only 1 was my fault, and I'll have my third neck fusion in August. It can take months to years to improve &/or worsen. I've done chiropractor, massage therapy, PT, and then surgery...always my last resort. A pain specialist brought me the most long term relief. I went through epidural steroid blocks (ESI's) from 2012-2014, and I just started feeling lumbar, sciatica, & headache pains last October. Pain specialists use special radiology equipment that allows them to see more for injx. Now unfortunately it's quite frequently, but because of my neck the doc won't even look at the rest of the spine. Be open to trying different pain relief methods. Hugs & prayers you'll get answers & help soon! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jul 09, 2016 6:21 AM

Hi I had a car accident to back in 2009 an been in pain ever since. I ended up under the pain clinic. Had a nerve block about 4 years ago c3-5 in neck. That worked for 2.5-3 years then pain came back middle of last year. Saw another pain doc few weeks ago now they say it's muscle spasms in neck that's trapping the nerves in neck. They want to give me steroid injections in neck an shoulders. People they have not been through it don't understand. They say they understand but really they don't have a clue they are patronising to. You could ask your doc to put you on Pregablin. I've only just gone back to work after being off since beginning of the year.

Jul 11, 2016 3:53 PM

Welcome to a great place! Doctors tell you its in your head because they don't have the guts to admit they don't know what's wrong with you and can't make it better.

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