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Grrrretchen posted:
I have chronic shoulder and neck pain from whiplash from a car accident I was in in September 2011. I went to physical therapy in 2012, and was given exercises to do. Now, my shoulders are starting to hurt again, and I have little motivation to do the exercises I know I need to do to feel better. I'm just looking for a little support to keep me motivated. Thanks!
bj1208 responded:
Hi Grrrretchen - welcome to the support group -

first - have you seen any doctors? What type of doctors have you seen? Did they give you a diagnosis?

have you had a settlement from the car accident? You should check to see if you can file another claim with this if it's proven to be from the accident.

When was the last time you had either X-ray, MRI/CT Scan done? Do you have doctors orders for the physical therapy?

Reason for all the questions it helps if we know a little more history.

I would suggest seeing a Orthopedic Surgeon - if the whiplash is associated with the spine then you need to see either Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. Current X-ray, MRI or CT Scan needs to be done to see what is going on.

I would also suggest that you stop Physical Therapy until you see a Specialist and get a proper diagnosis with a treatment plan as sometimes doing Physical Therapy/Chiropractic care may cause more problems if they don't know a full diagnosis etc.

Please let us know a little more about your condition~~
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