I was in a car accident in October 2011 (t-boned) and I had whiplash symptoms in the right side of my neck and my lower back around the waist. I didn't miss too many college classes, but I had constant pain during my full-time studies. Recently, my physiotherapist performed acupuncture in a physio session (Feb 7 and Feb 17). On the 17th, the pain on insertion was higher than on the 7th, and after maybe four minutes, a needled area on my back SCREAMED at me. It was like the pain equivalent of a blood-curdling scream, VERY sudden and loud. A few minutes later, the same thing happened in my neck. When the therapist returned to the room and heard I was in pain, he put gentle heat on the area for a long time, and then we attempted gentle stretches but it was impossible. More heat was applied and then I went home in quite a bit of pain.
The pain was severe enough that I had to go to the ER for some strong painkillers and I took off six work days, and on the seventh day I only lasted an hour at work before the pain was overwhelming. A full 12 days after the treatment and my pain was inflamed with just a half hour of washing dishes (not vigorously). The next day, I had strong tingling and pain in my whole right arm, and an unexplained bruise on the inside of my forearm.
The pain dances over to areas that we're not needled and that's why I'm wondering:
What tests can I get that I can diagnose nerve issues? Or will this likely go away? It's been two and a half weeks!