It is not two separate issues.
The accident could cause disc problems in the spine, even years later.
Many patients with this situation also develop fibromyalgia.
See an MD specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
You need an MRI of the spine if indicated by exam, at the appropriate levels. Disc degeneration with a history of a car accident where everything was "OK" is also a common situation.
Canada has a very good PM&R society and good doctors in this area.
Rhematologists in fact, don't do much for FM other than meds typically.
A physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor is likely to give you a more comprehensive program.
A more comprehensive program is needed, including, lyrica, savella, or cymbalta. Meditation training. Stress reduction training, a graduated exercise program, and specific nutritional interventions.
These PM&R doctors are trained in both.
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