I have been suffering from chronic back pain after a car accident which was 4 years ago. My pain is primarily a from extreme muscle spasms and tightness in my thoracic spine that does not go away. The spasms are beginning to happen in my low back and on the sides of my ribs as well. I have tried all of the traditional paths- physical therapy, injections, pain management, muscle relaxers, chiropractic, exercise- All with no relief. I recently had another MRI done of my spine and there is nothing that would explain the spasms or pain. My X-ray also does not show anything significant besides severe straightening of the neck due to muscle spasms. I have seen 3 Orthopedic Surgeons who all said they cannot help me. The last one referred me to a neurologist. He had mentioned the possibility of MS due to my NCV test which reported the following: The results of this nerve conduction study show: A decrease in sensory amplitude was recorded in the right median nerve, An increase in sensory distal latency was recorded in both median nerves, both ulnar nerves and both sural nerves. A decrease in motor amplitude was recorded in the right median nerve and the left ulnar nerve. An increase in motor distal latency was recorded in both median
nerves, both ulnar nerves, both peroneal nerves and the left tibial nerve. An increase in F-wave latency was recorded In the right median nerve, the left ulnar nerve and the right tibial nerve. These findings are suggestive of: Sensorimotor poiyneuropathy." I have been losing coordination in my hands and frequently drop things. All of my doctors so far have recommended that I try a spinal cord stimulator implant to help with the pain. I am afraid that if I don't find out the cause now then I will just get worse over time since I am only 22. What steps should I take? Are there any additional tests that would be beneficial? Do I just let this lie and manage the pain? - Also, I had an NCV test done 3 years ago and all findings were normal. Does that mean I am just going to get worse and worse? Help me!!!