Hi following experiencing painful shoulder and neck pain recently I had an MRI scan which showed that I have bulging discs at C6 and C7 a bulging lump at the base of my neck and degenerative wear and tear/arthritis. As well as shoulder and neck pain I have slight carpal tunnel and arthritis in my right hand and wrist and lower back pain.
I have discussed medication thoroughly with my gp and at the moment I am using paracetamol or cocodamol as needed though as I work part time I try and keep the cocodamol to a minimum as it can make me sleepy. I also use a wrist brace especially when I am work because I spend five hours a day using a computer.
I do exercise daily mainly gentle yoga and I have begun low impact aerobic exercises in a bid to raise energy levels and flexibility.