hello this is my 2nd post on this site looking for answers on my upper back/sternum injury. See here —> https://forum.veritashealth.com/discussion/94805/pain/upper-back-pain-thoracic/chiropractic-adjustment-untrained-friend-leads-severe-upper-back-neck-pain-headaches#latest
For the past 3 years I’ve been searching for answers. I’ve spent tons of money and travelled long distances. So far I’ve gotten 0 from medical doctors (my assumption is that since my X-rays and MRIs all come back normal they either don’t know what to do or don’t think I need any treatment (which still blows my mind after how long I’ve been dealing with this). I’m still looking for different chiropractor as I think that’s the only solution but the adjustments I’ve had don’t relieve the pain at all. Ive been doing physical therapy for the last year and the days are starting to feel repetitive as I don’t feel any pain relief. I’m going because it does feel good to still be working out and the pain actually does subside for the 30 minutes or so within the workout. However there’s one thing that makes me feel almost completely back to normal again. Xanax (Alprazolam). My roommate gets them from their doctor. He said he has trouble sleeping and his doctor prescribed them. He gave me his prescription for a month (I know this is a big no-no, sorry!) but that month was the best month I’ve had in 3 years. The pain almost completely vanishes, my muscles stop their “guarding”, I feel like the social butterfly I was before all this happened. I’m happy, confident, and can focus more on my personal life rather than the pain I feel every day. I’ve spoken about this with all my doctors and none of them are willing to prescribe them to me. I don’t understand how my friend who is also my age who has trouble sleeping can get these prescribed but I can’t. I’ve had sleeping every night since I was injured. To be honest it just seems unfair. I don’t want to be on the medication forever. I really don’t want to be on it at all. But if it gives me a life again until I find an answer, why can’t I have prescribed?