Hi, this is my first post. Been suffering with pain in my shoulder, chest & arm for the past 6 months. I have 2 herniated discs in my neck & what seems like an irritated nerve which causes pain to always be present in some area along its path. I'm feeling pretty hopeless, because it feels like there's not much that can be done to help and that it's going to be a long term condition. However hard I try, I just can't imagine a way out. Really struggling to live a normal life, and finding it hard to make others understand. Not sure how I'm going to cope with this in the future. Am on NHS list for a nerve block injection, but it's going to be another couple of months wait. Am considering going private, but not sure it'll even work! So confused, has anybody else had a similar experience?