My car was rear ended whilst I was stationary about 6 months ago, I went to Drs 3-4 days later as I had back, neck and shoulder soreness, dx as bruising from mva. Approx 3 wks later, was cleaning and reached under a bed and got electric shock sort of pain down back of arm and fingers went dead, went of to Drs again and was referred for an urgent CT. CT showed a large mass between and around C2/3, C3/4 & C5/6. Sent for MRI which showed a badly herniated disc and 2 smaller bulges which was causing severe spinal cord compression, Specialist said it was an impressive injury caused by impact and was suprised my symptoms so few. Said ok to work etc but to take it very easy and if symptoms worsened to go immediately to A&E as I could end up paralized. Symptoms got worse and signed off for 5mthI was advised to do nothing, no lifting, cleaning, driving, exercising etc due to the risk of becoming paralized, my symptoms got worse particularly the electric shock pains in my arms which were bad when I walked. My Neurosurgeon booked me in for surgery 3 months after accident but insurance company refused to fund op so it then got delayed another 2 months and still insurance company saying it was a pre existing condition that caused the problem and not the accident. I am so frustrated as I knew nothing of the condition (osteo arthritis) I have had a problem with my shoulder in the past but it has been dx as tendernitis and I had no reason to believe otherwise, my faith was in my Dr as they know what they are talking about. They say it has been there for a long long time but have not said how long. What should I do?
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