I was in a car accident 6 weeks ago. I crashed into the wall trying to avoid the other car. I totaled my car, the air bags went off and I went to the hospital. They did x rays and found no broken bones and I had minor cuts and bruises, to be honest I was lucky I came out fine. Everything has healed but I still get severe chest pains on my left side over my heart right on the bone. I have a constant dull ache in the middle and left side of my chest, I can't take deep breaths and I can't lay on my side or it makes it hurt even worse. if I stretch I get a sharp pulling feeling and it's gotten to where I can't sit or lay comfortably and formed a stress knot on my back. I just want to know how long is it going to take for the chest pain to go away or if I should go back to my doctor.