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Myofasical pain syndrome after a head on car crash - can I claim PIP?
Hi, I'm Emma and i'm 38. i've had myofasical pain syndrome since 2010 after a head on car crash that displaced my pelvis. Diagnosed and receiving treatment from a Chronic Pain Specialist. My limitations on my day to day life vary. I struggle to actualluy sit down for longer than 15-20 mins, getting back up is a struggle and very painful. If i walk too far with my dog,more than 20 minutes i get stuck, i can't take another step without crying in pain and will have to call someone to come and collect me and the dog. When it's at its very severe i cannot sit at all, i have to stand but no more than 20 mins or lie on the floor, i cannot get dressed without excrutiating pain, putting my shoes on is an ordeal as well, i tend to wear trainers or boots i can slip on and off. Going up and down the stairs is something else that causes me extreme pain. Walking my dog becomes a complette no go when it is severe.Bending of any sort causes me lower back ache, sciatica and shooting pains. I was so active before this, i would walk on the mountain for hours, i was a farmers wife, i had horses that i rode daily, i had the best life. My marriage has broken down after 20 yrs of being together, i could not live the life of a farmers wife, i couldn't forfil my daily tasks wth the animals or even splitting thelogs for the fire that kept the house warm. I have always worked and as i don't get sick pay if i do not work i have no choice but to go to work otherwise i wouldn't be able to pay my bills. I have tried to get help with my rent and things like that but they say i'm not entitled to help. I tried to get working tax credits buti'm not entitled. I am really struggling to survive. The Chronic Pan Specialist is going to give me another steriod injection directly into my sacro iliac join in theatre under a live xray in the next couple of weeks, i do get more mobilty and pain relief from this than any tablets they can prescribe me. Someone mentioned to me that wth letters from the Chronic Pan Speciliat i may be able to claim the lower rate of PIP, s this true? I'd appreciate any advise at all. My standard of living is and never will be what it was and i will have to have these injections for the rest of my life. Thanks in advance x