Hi, ladyred. I am sorry to hear about
your accident! PaLady is a wise gal, and she's given you some great advice. I just wanted to 2nd her welcome and wish you well. I also want to encourage you to trust in your self as you go through this. Like you said, a person knows their own body. Many of us who are here have experienced some of the things you talked about
- tests not looking "that bad" and doctors suggesting that nothing's wrong, but that does not mean there is not an injury present. My PT recently told me that he has treated more than one patient whose doctors had, upon
opening up the spine in an operation, found that the injuries were much more severe than what they'd seen on all the tests and scans. In fact, he told me there was one surgeon who had made the radiology department bring the scans up to the operating room because he couldn't believe he was even looking at the same patient!
There is just so much we don't know about
the spine - even the best neurosurgeon will tell you this if they are honest.
So trust yourself, and don't let them put you off. Like PaLady said - get a lawyer and be sure this is all carefully documented. A good PT is definitely a good plan, too, though. Mine is a life-saver!
I hope you get some relief soon. Keep us posted!