Car accident

Tricia -

I was rear-ended in January 2001. I few days later, I started to feel sharp pains in my low back and tailbone. The pains are still happening 6 months later, and at times are so strong that I can't walk (curling up in a ball on the floor seem to help a bit). Between GP doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Orthopedic Surgeons I have been in a doctors office just about everyday since the accident. The sad thing is that I feel that the doctors don't believe me.

See, I am a professional dancer. I teach and dance about 18-22 hours a week. I am (was) hyperflexibile. When doctors do evaluations on me, they assume that I am OK since my range of motion is a bit better than the average person. What they don't consider is my level of flexibility before the accident. Frankly, I am at wits end. My professional career and dream is at risk and I have no "proof" of my pain to help me with litigation.

If you or anyone you know has this problem due to an auto accident, please e-mail me with your story. It would help to know that others are having this problem too.

Updated 2001-06-24

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