UPDATE went to dr. for rearend crash

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tandy, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. tandy

    tandy New Member


    Hi guys~

    I did get into my dr. due to neck pain that got alot worse about 15 hrs after being rear ended.

    My Rhuemy said I have an obvious neck sprain.
    He can see huge muscle spasms on one side pulling my head towards the opposite side.

    My range of motion is horrible!! but he said in time it'll lessen greatly.(about 3 weeks)
    He asked me if I wanted to go to a Osteo he refers patients to for gentle massage.
    I was'nt sure?? I said I'd call him within a few days.

    I wanted documentation in case things got worse.
    Hopefully they won't but,... my dr. said having FM
    and getting rearended can send us into huge flares.
    :(
    (he's not kidding!)
    I did get pain meds and muscle relaxers for 2 weeks supply.
    Thanks for all your advice/help~
    Hugs
    Tandy
  2. suz45

    suz45 New Member

    Tandy:

    Sorry about your accident, last thing you need. I would go to the osteo he can probably do some gentle maassage and is better to evaluate your neck than your Rheumy and if you need pain meds for the short run he can prescribe, unlike a chiro who cannot.

    Most likely he will us I believe a technique called Bowen which involves soft tissue massage, all osteos are trained in this and some chiros too.

    I saw an Osteo years ago, after a back injury on the job. It was a very wise thing to do.

    Try to get in as soon as you can.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    Suz45
  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    but not surprised. I think all of us have a hard time with such accidents. Sounds like an osteopath would be ideal, hopefully s/he does gentle manipulation along with the massage. I sure hope the other person had insurance and things will be paid for as you go along and get treated...

    all the best,
    Victoria

  4. tandy

    tandy New Member

    I'm pissed after seeing the write-up in tonights paper!
    That lady clearly was drugged,.... and admitted to falling asleep at the wheel due to heavy medication.
    Well,..the paper said she was ticketed for following to closely.
    Thats bull!
    The police officer told me I could pick up a report
    in 5 days. When I go get that report I'm saying something about that! It should have stated that she dozed off~
    just my opinion.
    I will try to get into that osteo early next week.
    They said he's only there on tuesdays~
    so tuesday it is.

    Thanks much
    Tandy
  5. victoria

    victoria New Member

    hope you don't get into too much pain over the weekend!

    best,
    Victoria

  6. tandy

    tandy New Member


    what a sweetheart :)

    Hopefully the pain has peaked and what I'm feeling now is the worse it'll get.
    I love my heated neck wrap!!
    That helps most,along with 3-4 advil.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Hugs
    Tandy