Irritated cervical nerve pain

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?

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  • I have a lot of problems with cervical nerves at several levels. Doctors don't seem to want to do anything about it, however I have found that actually appropriate physio does relieve things. For me its the exercises designed to relieve cervical myelopathy or cervical stenosis (by kind of opening up the spine so things don't press on nerves as much) that make the most difference.

  • Hello, I had problems with my c5/c6 disc and was getting terrible pain,numbness etc down my left arm. I tried physio etc and ended up having anterior cervical disc fusion at that level and felt an immediate difference as soon as I woke up from the surgery. Have u seen a neurologist or neuro surgeon?

  • Hi Fwizzie, yes I have & they said surgery would make it worse!

  • Hi earthwitch, I've also had similar treatment at the osteo, which did help a bit a while ago, but not that much unfortuately.

    Glad it's working for you!

  • You need to see Prv-Doz Dr med Andreas Frank in Munich. He fixed me after I gave up on UK doctors. He has a contact in the UK - John Wilkie contact him on . The also go to: www.neurochirurgie-dr and fill out an online consultation form.

    Good luck !

  • Thanks! Will check it out

  • Chiropractic is so worth a try careful who to trust do your research first pls along with heat & strengthing therapy not to overdue it Tylenol really helps to relax too as well as ibuprofen with food of course 800/1400mg may help but pls not to overdose either just different things works different for everyone anything more needs referral to neurology & pain management sending prayers

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