I went to the doctor today because of pain radiating from my neck to my finger tips that is often made worse when it is hard to breathe and I'm using upper chest accessory muscles. He suspects I might have cervical root syndrome. Either that or I pulled a muscle from coughing and/or overusing accessory muscles.
But the diagnosis is less important than the effect - on and off it hurts to use my upper chest muscles to breathe. I'm trying to use my abs more, but my chest is feeling tighter in response. I've been taking 2 paracetamol about every six hours but it only partially helps with the pain. It hurts less to breathe, but a dull radiating pain is still there.
Any tips? (low tech pain management, ideas picked up from your physiotherapy, and even zany, crackpot :-), half serious humorous suggestions welcome