Back and Neck Injury/Back Injury


I have had lower right side back pain for 3 months after landing stiff legged during a figure skating jump. Not to mention the many many falls I have had on my backside. The pain can be localized under two fingers and is directly right of my spine. I get severe pain when running, twisting, bending forward, and laying down. Doctor said xray was good, rotated L5. CT was fine so I asked about L5 and he said "what are you talking about" Any thoughts on my condition?

I am an 18 yr old female. I have had CRPS as my only other major condition. I have tried many treatments for this including, PT 8 wks, chiropractic adjustments, Grastons technique, ice/heat therapy, enzyme pforesis ice, and rest.

I am thinking about going for a second opinion at another hospital.

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Hi, Brooke,

When a person falls or lands hard, the shock and/or pain often provoke muscular contractions that may persist indefinitely and that may accumulate.  That accounts for a rotated vertebra, pain during movement or changes of position, and in certain positions, and for why nothing would show up on a CT scan or x-ray (radiologists don't look for muscular contractions).

The term is, "Trauma Reflex".
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Somatic education exercises bring muscular contracts back under your control, so they relax.

Ask, and I will make a recommendation.

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